Fonds F02831 - Michael W. Partington fonds

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Michael W. Partington fonds

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  • 1939-2012 (Creation)
    Partington, Michael Walter

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1.05 m of textual records

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(28 Jan. 1926-10 Nov. 2014)

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Michael Walter Partington was born January 28, 1926 in Sutton Coldfield, England. He attended St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College at London University. His study and practice led him to neurology and pediatrics, ending up with a specialization in medical genetics. He worked in the medical field as a practitioner as well as an academic and researcher, spending a large portion of his time as an academic and researcher at Queen's University in Kingston. He was Head of Pediatrics from 1970 to 1976. Partington is perhaps best known for his work on the fragile X chromosome. Partington has received many recognitions over his long career: Member of the Royal College of Physicians of England (1958); Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of England (1965); Royal College of Physicians Canada (1974); and Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Genetics (1976). Partington passed away November 10, 2014 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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The fonds consists of detailed and descriptive diaries or research journals created and maintained by Partington from 1939 fairly consistently until 2007. There is a large decade gap in this set in the 1950's. Also included is a memoir and collected correspondence with various individuals, as well as a collection of Partington's publications from 1952 to 2005.

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Dr. Michael W. Partington - 2012


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  • English

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Description created on 25/07/2014. Last updated 22/07/2015.
Archivist(s): Heather Home

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 5092.3