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Jean Pierre Soulier

Born 1915
Died 2003

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French haematologist, born September 14, 1915, Étretat, département Seine-Maritime; died 2003.

Biography of Jean Pierre Soulier

Jean-Pierre Soulier graduated in medicine from the University of Paris in 1937. Following undergraduate training, he spent the year 1945 as a research fellow at Harvard. Upon his return he became chief of laboratory at the National Blood Transfusion Service in Paris. In 1954 Soulier was appointed director of this service, and in 1961 he was elevated to the status of professeur of haematology at the University of Paris, at the Necker Hospital for Sick Children.

His major research interests have been in the area of blood coagulation; he has been responsible for the introduction of new techniques for investigating these problems, and in 1947 he published his discovery of the anticoagulant phenylidane-dione and the first successful preparation of a therapeutic fraction from blood to treat factor IX and prothrombin complex deficiencies. he has been president of the International Congress of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and from 1978 to 1980 he was president of the International Society for Blood Transfusion.

Besides his medical works, Soulier wrote L’espace d’un matin and Lautréamont, genie ou maladie mentale.

We thank Søren Nørby, Denmark, for information submitted.

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