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Dr F Clarke Fraser and the Medical Hall of Fame

When Dr F Clarke Fraser began his medical career, genetics were something you only studied in fruit flies and mice.

The young scientist from Nova Scotia was the first in Canada to bring human medicine and genetics together.

He was also the first to begin counselling families about genetic risks for birth defects.

Now retired at 91, Dr Fraser was recently inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, along with Terry Fox and several other medical luminaries.

Pauline went to visit Dr Fraser at his home in Bear River, near Digby.

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