Fifty-one years ago today, President John F. Kennedy sent a telegram to Harry Waisman congratulating him on the dedication of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Laboratories. Two days later, the president was dead. Marsha Mailick recounts the connection between the Kennedys and what would become the Waisman Center.
Kay Emerson, one of the first patients treated successfully for the PKU disorder in the United States, talks about researcher Dr. Harry Waisman. Waisman championed mandatory screening and treatment of the condition of Phenylketonuria, saving thousands from developmental disability.
In a rare look back in time, we’re given a glimpse into the early research and community outreach of Harry A. Waisman, MD, PhD, one of the lead researchers of Phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited condition caused by an accumulation of the amino acid phenylalanine.
Stu Levitan, Isthmus Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1963 Cloudy, humid, high 48 President John F. Kennedy begins his last full day in the White House with a Western Union telegram to UW-Madison President Fred Harvey Harrington. …
It has always been a challenge to describe the Waisman Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. This is due in part to the very nature of the research conducted at the facility, which claims as its mission “the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases through the life span.”