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Reminiscences of Louis K. Diamond, 1986

Creator: Diamond, Louis K. 1902-1999
Project: Hematology project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 117 pages Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood in New York; family life and background; early education; influences at Harvard; early interest in medicine and pediatrics; studies at Harvard Medical School in 1920's; recollections of Kenneth D. Blackfan; residency at Children's Hospital, Boston; relation between biochemistry and nutrition, especially in infants; development of hematology as unique discipline; recollections of Edwin J. Cohn and research on blood fractions; experiences during World War II; technological and research advances in hematology through years; blood banking experiences with American Red Cross; discovery of Rh factor; support of medical research by private industry, and problems getting federal funding; observations on clinical and research training in medicine; crossovers and divisions among hematology and other disciplines; awards and honors


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990

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