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'''John Hilton Edwards''' (March 26, [[1928]] &ndash; October 11, [[2007]]) was a British medical [[geneticist]]. He is credited with the first description, in 1960, of the [[syndrome]] now known as [[Edwards syndrome]] or trisomy 18.<ref>{{cite doi|10.1016/S0140-6736(60)90675-9}}</ref>
 
'''John Hilton Edwards''' (March 26, [[1928]] &ndash; October 11, [[2007]]) was a British medical [[geneticist]]. He is credited with the first description, in 1960, of the [[syndrome]] now known as [[Edwards syndrome]] or trisomy 18.<ref>{{cite doi|10.1016/S0140-6736(60)90675-9}}</ref>
In 1979, he was elected to fellowship of the [[Royal Society]].<ref>[http://royalsociety.org/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqSearch=RefNo=='EC/1979/08'&dsqDb=Catalog Royal Society Certificate of Election]</ref>. His brother is the geneticist and statistician [[A.W.F. Edwards]].
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In 1979, he was elected to fellowship of the [[Royal Society]].<ref>[http://royalsociety.org/DServe/dserve.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqSearch=RefNo=='EC/1979/08'&dsqDb=Catalog Royal Society Certificate of Election]</ref>. His brother is the geneticist and statistician A.W.F. Edwards.
   
 
== Obituaries ==
 
== Obituaries ==

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File:Fig 5, Edwards' 1960 Lancet paper - incorrectly depicts trisomy 17.png

His original description incorrectly showed trisomy seventeen.

John Hilton Edwards (March 26, 1928 – October 11, 2007) was a British medical geneticist. He is credited with the first description, in 1960, of the syndrome now known as Edwards syndrome or trisomy 18.[1] In 1979, he was elected to fellowship of the Royal Society.[2]. His brother is the geneticist and statistician A.W.F. Edwards.

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  1. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(60)90675-9
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  2. Royal Society Certificate of Election


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