Posts Tagged: Dr. Horst Bickel

Newborn screening’s ‘hero’ honored

 Poland Celebrates Dr. Robert Guthrie   Many PKU patients in Poland gathered with Prof. Maria Giżewska MD, PhD of Pomeranian Medical University on June 25 to recognize the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Robert Guthrie. He’s the American scientist whose heel-stick blood test led to the successful early treatment of the genetic disorder, Phenylketonuria or PKU,  sparing thousands worldwide from developmental disability. “Robert Guthrie is an example of a man who positively influenced lives of so many people worldwide,” said Prof. Maria.

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Guthrie Memorial Dinner

Dr. Bob Guthrie’s other invention: Peanut butter and tomato  On Dad’s 100th birthday anniversary, June 28, 2016, my sisters and oldest brother gathered in Seattle and ate and drank some of Bob Guthrie’s favorite foods: cornbread dipped in buttermilk with a dollop of honey, peanut butter and tomato and a shot or two of Scotch.  Bob Guthrie claims the “invention” of open-face peanut butter and tomato sandwiches on wheat bread because no one else would admit to foisting this combo on the.

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