An Oral History of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

J Genet Couns. 1997 Sep;6(3):315-36. doi: 10.1023/A:1025680306348.

Abstract

Master's level genetic counselors formed a professional society in 1979, 8 years after the first master's degree training program graduation. This paper presents an oral history of the early years of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), reviews the symbiotic development and definition of a profession and a professional society, and discusses events and achievements attributed to the NSGC since its incorporation. This retrospective historical account is based on personal and collective oral history, NSGC archival material and other sources.