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Discovery of Phenylketonuria (PKU) by Dr. Asbjørn Følling

 

An interview with Dr. Asbjørn Følling, a Norwegian physician and biochemist, who discovered phenylketonuria (PKU) in 1934, while treating two children at Oslo, Norway’s Rikshospitalet. The interview was filmed in the 1970s in Oslo, and was conducted by Dr. Victoria Cass, Director of Maternal and Child Health for the state of Massachusetts. With an introduction by Dr. Harvey Levy, Senior Physician in Medicine at Childrens Hospital Boston.