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Ian A. Olson

Born  1939

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    British physician, born 1939.

    Biography of Ian A. Olson

    In 1969 Ian A. Olson was in the Department of Physiology, University of Bristol. By 2007 he was quondam Professor Of Human Morphology and Experimental Pathology. Olson was co-discoverer of 22q13 Deletion Syndrome, and the oligosynthetic lymph node.

    Besides medicine, Olson has a parallel research life as an ethnologist/folklorist.


    • I. A. Olson and J. M. Yoffey:
      Oligosynthetic and Polysynthetic Lymph Nodes.
      In The Lymphocyte in Immunology and Haemopoiesis. London : Arnold, 1966, 358-361.
    • I. A. Olson:
      The origin of the lateral cutaneous nerve of forearm and its anaesthesia for modified brachial plexus block.
      Journal of Anatomy, London, 1969, 105 (2): 381-382.
      This article concerns the point of localisation of the lateral antecutaneous nerve of forearm, for local anaesthesia. The surgical literature in several countries now refer's regularly to "Olson's Point" and "Olson's Test"
    • Eric Roulot:
      Les syndromes canalaires autour du coude et de l'avant-bras. Partie 2: nerf radial et nerf médian. Forearm nerve compression. Part 2: radial and median nerve.
      Revue du Rhematisme, April 2007, 74 (4): 365-370.
    • Ian A. Olson:
      Greig Duncan Provisional Bibliography. Folklore, 1984 (2): 204-209.
    • J. I. Watt, I. A. Olson, A. W. Johnston, et al:
      A familial pericentric inversion of chromosome 22 with recombinant subject illustrating a ”pure” partial monosomy syndrome.
      Journal of Medical Genetics, London, 1985, 22: 283-287.
    • Joaquim M. Havens, Jeannie Visootsak, Mary C. Phelan, John M. Graham Jr:
      22q13 Deletion Syndrome: An Update and Review for the Primary Pediatrician.
      Clinical Pediatrics, 2004, 43: 43-53.

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