Jarvis Seegmiller | Mormon Physicians & Surgeons

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As a leading pioneer in the field of Human Genetics, Dr. Jarvis ‘Jay’ Seegmiller was a famous Mormon doctor and researcher who specialised in metabolism while also working in biochemical genetics, primarily to determine the factors behind metabolic reactions and processes within the human body that could lead to arthritic conditions. His work helped to pinpoint the causes of these conditions, including Gout, as well as methods to treat these.

For his breakthroughs in the field, this celebrity Mormon doctor received recognition in the form a United States Public Health Distinguished Service Award, among other honors. Iu 1982, he was also elected to the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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