Iowa Trailblazer: Contributions to Medicine by Elmer DeGowin

Jan 24, 2019

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Medical Education Research Facility, 2117

375 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Elmer DeGowin

Richard DeGowin, Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine, will speak to the History of Medicine Society.


“When Dr. Elmer DeGowin opened the blood bank at the University Hospital

in Iowa City in 1939, one year after starting the blood transfusion service at the hospital and less than two years following the establishment of the nation’s very first blood bank in Chicago, he could not have envisioned the impact blood

banking and transfusion medicine would have on medical science and hospital-based care.”  Dr. J. Brooks Jackson


“Elmer DeGowin was a trailblazer in everything he touched.  He founded the first Allergy Clinic, directed the first Thyroid Clinic, the first Blood Bank, the first Course in Physical Diagnosis, and had the first research grant in Internal Medicine.” Dr. Frank Abboud


Introductory remarks by Dr. J. Brooks Jackson.


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