Dr Robert Guthrie developed a simple screening test for phenylketonuria (PKU) that ushered in the era of universal newborn screening for metabolic disorders. A microbiologist by training, he was a tireless advocate for people with disabilities, and his leadership helped convince state legislatures to invest in newborn screening programs. The photograph is provided courtesy of the Museum of disABILITY History.
Dr Robert Guthrie (1916–1995), developer of test to detect phenylketonuria in newborn infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(7):585. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.109