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Reminiscences of Clement A. Finch : oral history, 1990

Creator: Finch, Clement A., 1915-2010
Project: Hematology project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 80 pages Sound recording: 4 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Physician, medical researcher

Scope and Contents

B.A., Union College; 1936; M.D, University of Rochester, 1941; instructor, Harvard Medical School, 1946-8, associate in medicine, 1948-9; junior associate, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1946-48, associate in medicine, 1948-9: work with blood preservation complement levels in variety of diseases, high-dose aspirin therapy for rheumatic fever, research on kinetics of iron, methemoglobinemia, effects of radioactive exposures, blood transfusions; associate professor of medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1949-55, tenured professor of medicine, 1955-: continuation of integrated program of hematology among Seattle hospitals, author of red cell teaching and homeostatis manuals; development of systematic approach to general internal medicine problem solving; relationship between oncology and hematology; organization of annual meetings of United States medical schools on issues of hematology; discussion of types of anemia; consultant, World Health Organization, 1959-; involvement with European societies of hematology; president, American Society of Hematology


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1991

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