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Thomas Hale Ham

Born  1905

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American physician, born 1905. Cleveland, Ohio.

Biography of Thomas Hale Ham

Thomas Hale Ham graduated from Cornell University Medical School, 1931. He became professor of medicine at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, in 1950. Apart from many contributions to the haematological literature especially in the area of haemolysis he has been an innovator in medical education. In 1950 he was president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. The Thomas Hale Ham Award for New Investigators is awarded by the the University of Toronto. In


  • T. Ham:
    Chronic haemolytic anaemia with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria: study of the mechanism of haemolysis in relation to acid-base equilibtium.
    New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1937, 217: 915-918.
  • Thomas Hale Ham, Shu Chu Shen, Eleanor M. Fleming, W.B. Castle:
    Studies on the Destruction of Red Blood Cells. IV. Thermal Injury...,"
    Blood, 1948, 3: 373–403.

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