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Inspiring West Virginians Season 1
Fri May 2, 2014
In Search of Meaningful Work
Travel to Amish country to hear about one of the most unusual medical clinics in the United States -- the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, founded by Dr. D. Holmes Morton, of Fayetteville, and his wife, Caroline, from Beckley. Here doctors and scientists diagnose and treat rare genetic disorders in children from Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities.
Newborn screening programs developed at the clinic have been adopted by Pennsylvania as a whole, and by many states across the country. And the Clinic is equipped to do sophisticated genetic testing rapidly and inexpensively for the communities they serve.