Nina Agnes Jane CarsonBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39343.739525.BE (Published 27 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:675
- Dennis Carson
After graduation, Nina Carson became a trainee pathologist. An appointment in the laboratory of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children evolved into a research opportunity in the Department of Child Health, Queen's University, where Nina worked until retirement in 1983.
In 1963 Nina graduated doctor of medicine from studies examining urine for metabolic abnormalities in over 2000 children and adults with mental disability. While identifying a high prevalence of undiagnosed phenylketonuria (PKU), Nina described the clinical and urinary amino acid chromatograph abnormalities in two siblings …