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Schulich proud moment in history

The late Dr. Murray Barr is credited with discovering the Barr body, a sex chromatin found only in female mammalia. This discovery helped launch the field of genetics in the second half of the century.

Along with numerous other honours, Barr was nominated for a Nobel Prize, was one of the first appointed as an Officer to the Order of Canada and is a laureate of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Motivated by his long history with Western, he authored the historical book “A Century of Medicine at Western” taking readers on a journey from pre-medical school