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.