Newborn screening’s ‘hero’ honored
Guthrie Memorial Dinner
?Poland Celebrates Dr. Robert Guthrie Many PKU patients in Poland gathered with Prof. Maria Gi?ewska 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.
Bob Guthrie?s Gift of Gab
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.
By Patricia Guthrie My father talked. Boy, did he talk. About newborn screening. Constantly. Day, night, at the dinner table, the breakfast table, in the wee hours of the morning, over cocktails, in church pews, at school board meetings and to the many unfortunate passengers sitting next to him on overseas flights. Everywhere. Anywhere. The conversation was about how children?s lives could be drastically altered with newborn screening. In the early days, the talk was about one cause of mental retardation, phenylketonuria,.