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Charles Robert Scriver (born November 7, 1930) is a Canadian physician and genetics researcher. He discovered the importance of vitamin D in children’s skeletal disease of rickets. He helped establish a nationwide metabolite screening program for newborns that was considered landmark work in genetics research.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Scriver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 and from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in 1955. He was appointed to the Department of Paediatrics at McGill and as a Markle scholar in 1961, becoming a professor in pediatrics in 1969.
He is the Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University.
He and his wife, Esther, have four children.
- He was awarded the McLauglin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada in 1981.
- In 1985 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada
- In 1996 he was promoted to Companion of the Order of Canada
- He was the 1996 recipient of the Canadian Medical Association Medal of Service, awarded to a physician who has made "an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the advancement of health care in Canada."
- In 1997 he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
- In 2001 he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
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