An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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THOMAS, Edward Donnall

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Intravenous infusion of bone marrow in patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy.

New Eng. J. Med., 257, 491-496, 1957.

Thomas (Nobel Prize 1990) and colleagues reported the first bone marrow transplants. They described the treatment of six patients with cancers and/leukemia and one patient with multiple myeloma. Three of the patients died, two responded and survived to hospital discharge, and one was still alive on day 53 when the paper was submitted. The paper was intended to describe the procedure, its side effects, its complications and to document the various lab parameters monitored on each patient, and their probable significance and utility when used to monitor the patient post irradiation, chemotherapy and marrow infusion. Order of authorship in the original publication: Thomas, Locte, Lu, et al.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Leukemia, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Multiple Myeloma, TRANSPLANTATION