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William Dameshek

Born 1900
Died 1969

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American physician and hameatologist, 1900-1969.

Biography of William Dameshek

In 1946 William Dameshek was founding editor of the journal Blood, published by PA Saunders in Philadelphia. The Dameshek Prize from American Society of Hematology is named in his honour.

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