Kim Green

9:55am

Wed May 29, 2013
Local

Renowned Shreveport physician is still writing the book on genetic disorders

Dr. Harold Chen's renowned genetics atlas is well worn at Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport. Chen, 79, is working on new chapters for the next edition.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport pediatrician who wrote the reference book on genetic disorders will turn 80 this summer. Dr. Harold Chen can barely carry his 2,200-page "Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling." The second edition was published last year, divided into three volumes. Chen drops it on a desk with a thud.

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