Response or Comment
Interview, Jackson Laboratory, History, Scientists, Transcript, Susan Mehrtens, Short Course
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Jackson Laboratory Historical Archives
Susan Mehrtens' Note: Victor McKusick has been both a Trustee of the Lab and founder of the annual "short course" in genetics that, after 27 continuous years, has become a Jax tradition. A professor at Johns Hopkins, McKusick first developed the "short course" with John Fuller, and with Earl Green's encouragement. It is obvious, from this interview, that the course is an integral part of MCKusick's life. Certainly it was about the only he discussed during our taping. The interview speaks for itself about the course, its history and purpose. The interview does not speak much at all to the assessments McKusick might have made regarding his role as a Trustee, the Lab's current situation, the three Directors he has worked with, etc. As it stands, this tape and interview provide the best description of the "short course" in this collection.