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Murray Barr (1908-1995)

Murray L. Barr (b. 20 June 1908; d. 4 May 1995), a world renowned neuro-anatomist, together with E. Bertram discovered the sex chromatin (Barr body) that distinguishes cells of females from those of males and the causes of defects such as the Klinefelter syndrome (47, XXY). Barr received the highest award of the Canadian Medical Association, the F.N.G. Star Award. He also received the Officer of the Order of Canada, the most prestigious honor a Canadian can receive. His other prestigious awards include: the Maurice Goldblatt Cytology Award; the Award of Marit of the Gardener Foundation; the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, given to him by President John Kennedy. He was also inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

(text from "Faces of Anatomy")


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