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Reminiscences of Ernest Beutler : oral history, 1990

Creator: Beutler, Ernest, 1928-2008
Project: Hematology project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 110 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Physician, hematologist

Scope and Contents

Childhood and education; admission to medical school, age 17, University of Chicago; antisemitism at major institutions; choice of hematology as specialty; influence of Leon Jacobson: value of small department, technicians, good intra-departmental relations; Army Malaria Project, Joliet, III.; work with prison population on primaquine sensitivity; work in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, malaria, sickle cell disease; Fort Dietrick, Frederick, Md.; City of Hope Hospital, Los Angeles, chair, Department of Medicine, 1959; insight into x Inactivation hypothesis; red cell isolation, storage, mutation; interdependence of hematology and oncology; development of test for galactosemia; glycolipid storage diseases, Gaucher's disease, Fabry disease; Tay Sach's disease, Sandhoff's disease, enzyme defeciencies; president, American Society of Hematologists, late 70's; bone marrow transplantation program, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, 1978; progress of blood genetics; importance of technologicaladvances of the 80s; bone marrow transplant effects on leukemia, sickle cell; ethics of science; changes in National Institute of Health policy, medical policy, disease funding; computers


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

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