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Encyclopedia > E. Donnall Thomas

Dr. Edward Donnall (Don) Thomas (b. March 15, 1920) is an American physician. In 1990 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Joseph E. Murray for the development of cell and organ transplantation. Thomas developed bone marrow transplantation as a treatment for leukemia. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Physician examining a child A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... This article is about the year. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... For the former commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, see Joseph Philip Robert Murray. ... An organ transplant is the transplantation of an organ (or part of one) from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipients damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor. ... Grays Anatomy illustration of cells in bone marrow. ... Leukemia (leukaemia in Commonwealth English) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ...


Thomas attended the University of Texas at Austin, he studied chemistry and chemical engineering, graduating with a B.A. in 1941 and an M. A. in 1943. While Thomas was an undergraduate he met his wife, Dorothy (Dottie) Martin while she was training to be journalist. They had three children. Thomas entered Harvard Medical School in 1943, receiving a M.D. in 1946. Dottie became a lab technician during this time to support the family, the pair have worked closely ever since. The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Chemistry (derived from the Arabic word kimia, alchemy, where al is Arabic for the) is the science that deals with the properties of organic and inorganic substances and their interactions with other organic and inorganic substances. ... Chemical engineering is the application of science, in particular chemistry, physics and mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


References

  • Fred Hutchinson Research Center. Nobel Prize: The Don and Dottie Story
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1990

 
 

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