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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ernest Beutler
RLIN number: NXCP93-A
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Hematology Project
Description: Childhood and education; admission to medical school, age 17, University of Chicago; anti-Semitism 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 dehydrogenate, 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,; 520 |a Gaucher's disease, Fabry disease; Tay Sach's disease, Sandhoff's disease, enzyme deficiencies; president, American Society of Hematologists, late 70's; bone marrow transplantation program, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, 1978; progress of blood genetics; importance of technological advances 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.
Extent: Transcript: 110 leaves, Tape: 3 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Permission required to cite or quote. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City if New York, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repositiry for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Beutler, Ernest, 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Speaker occupation: Hematologist; Physician
Age at speaking: 62
Document date: 1990
Interviewer: Wailoo, Keith
Organizations discussed: National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Antisemitism; Federal aid to research; Genetics--Research; Hematology; National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD; North America; Physicians; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Amaurotic familial idiocy; Beutler, Ernest, 1928; Bone marrow--transplantation; Enzymes; Galactosemia; Glycolipids; Malaria; Medical ethics; Medical research personnel; Oncology; Sickle cell anemia
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021311-16750