The New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs


The History of Newborn Screening - Flash Cast by Harvey Levy, MD

This historical overview is delivered by Dr. Harvey Levy, Senior Associate in Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In this 40 minute talk and slide presentation, offered here in ten short video sections, Dr. Levy covers the history of newborn screening, starting with the origin of the concept of errors of inborn metabolism in the early 1900s, covering Dr. Robert Guthrie's development of newborn screening for PKU, and moving through current screening methods and public health approaches.

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