Embryology History - Hideo Nishimura

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Hideo Nishimura (1912–1995)
Hideo Nishimura (1912–1995)

Hideo Nishimura 西村英雄 (1912–1995) established in 1961 the Kyoto Collection held at Congenital Anomaly Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. This collection is now curated by Prof. Shigehito Yamada and has over 44,000 human specimens and continues to be actively used for human embryology research.

Prof Nishimura was also a co-author proposal to replace the historic term for trisomy 21 with the name "Down's Syndrome". (see reprint Am J Hum Genet. 1961. [1])

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  1. Allen G, Benda CE, Böök JA, Carter CO, Ford CE, Chu EH, Hanhart E, Jervis G, Langdon-Down W, Lejeune J, Nishimura H, Oster J, Penrose LS, Polani PE, Potter EL, Stern C, Turpin R, Warkany J & Yannet H. (1961). Mongolism. Am. J. Hum. Genet. , 13, 426. PMID: 17948460

Nishimura H. Takano K. Tanimura T. Yasuda M. and Uchida T. High incidence of several malformations in the early human embryos as compared with infants. (1966) Biol. Neonat, 10: 93-107. PMID 5919856

Nishimura H. Takano K. Tanimura T, and Yasuda M. Normal and abnormal development of human embryos: First report of the analysis of 1,213 intact embryos. (1968) Teratology, 1: 281-290. PubMed 5759548

Pearson AA. Nishimura H. Tanimura T. and Sauter RW. Observations on the development of the external form of the Japanese embryo. (1968) Anat. Rec, 160, 489-490.

Nishimura H. Tanimura T. Semba R. Uwabe C. Normal development of early human embryos: Observation of 90 specimens at Carnegie stages 7 to 13. (1974)Teratology 10(1): 1-5. PubMed 4853372

Nishimura H. Semba R. Tanimura T. and Tanaka O. Prenatal development of the human with special reference to craniofacial structures : An atlas. (1977) U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health ; Washington. Bethesda, Md.

Shiota K, Uwabe C & Nishimura H. (1987). High prevalence of defective human embryos at the early postimplantation period. Teratology , 35, 309-16. PMID: 3629510 DOI.

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