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John R. Haserick


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American physician.

Biography of John R. Haserick

John R. Haserick, M.D. is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He was President of The American Society of Dermatopathology in 1973. In 1958 he succeeded Earl Weldon Netherton (born 1893) as chairman of dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was President of the staff 1952-1953.

Haserick is best known for his contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of disseminated lupus erythematosus. He discovered the L. E. cell phenomenon, which for years was the mainstay diagnostic test for this disease. He never really got credit for this, however, because his publication was a few months behind that of Hargraves at Mayo Clinic, who had simultaneously observed the same phenomenon. Haserick was the first to describe the fact that the phenomenon was due to a circulating "factor," which later turned out to be one of the anti-nuclear antibodies.

    Could it be the liberals finally realize that the overpromotion of their welfare state, with its now well-recognized disastrous consequences, was a mistake? There may be hope for them after all.
    John R. Haserick, Wayzata.


  • John R. Haserick; Robert E. Kellum:
    Primer for Patients with Lupus Erythematosus. 1979.
  • R. E. Kellum, J. R, Haserick:
    Systemic Lupus Erythrematous.
    The Archives of Internal Medicine, Chicago, 1964, 113: 92-99.
  • J. R. Haserick, Lena A. Lewis, Donald W. Bortz:
    Blood factor in acute disseminated lupus erythematosus. 1. Determination of gamma globulin as a specific plasma fraction.
    The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Hagerstown, Maryland, June 1950, 219: 660-663.
  • J. R. Haserick, L. A. Lewis, D. W. Bortz:
    Blood factor in acute disseminated lupus erythematosus. Induction of specific antibodies against LE-factor.
    Blood, New York, 1950, 5: 718.
  • T. Q. Kong, R. E. Kellum, J. R. Haserick:
    Clinical diagnosis of cardiac involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus: a correlation of clinical and autopsy findings in thirty patients. Circulation, Baltimore, 1962, 26: 7-11.
  • C. S. Buchanan, J. R. Haserick:
    FTA-ABS in pregnancy: A probable false positive reaction.
    Archives of Dermatology, Chicago, 1970, 102: 322.
  • F. W. Arundell, J. R. Haserick:
    Familial chronic atrophic polychondritis.
    Archives of Dermatology, Chicago, 1960, 82: 439-440.

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