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Lewis B. Holmes


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American paediatrician, geneticist and teratologist.

Biography of Lewis B. Holmes

Lewis B. Holmes is an internationally respected expert in genetics and teratology. He graduated in medicine from Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, in 1963. He is professor of paediatrics at Harvard Medical School and chief of the Genetics and Teratology Unit, Pediatric Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. The Genetics and Teratology Unit is maintaining the AED (Antieleptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry, the first North American registry for pregnant women who are taking anti-epileptic drugs. Holmes is the editor-in-chief of the journal Teratology.

His son, Lewis B. Holmes Jr. graduated in medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 1993.

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