E. Donnall Thomas

About E. Donnall Thomas

Who is it?: Physician
Birth Day: March 15, 1920
Birth Place: Mart, Texas, United States, United States
Died On: October 20, 2012(2012-10-20) (aged 92)\nSeattle, Washington, United States
Birth Sign: Aries
Citizenship: American
Alma mater: University of Texas at Austin Harvard Medical School
Known for: Transplantation
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, National Medal of Science in 1990
Fields: Medicine
Institutions: Mary Imogene Bassett Medical Center

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E. Donnall Thomas was bornon March 15, 1920 in Mart, Texas, United States, United States, is Physician. Edward Donnall Thomas was an American physician and professor of Medicine who did pioneer research on bone marrow transplant which proved to be a milestone in treating leukemia and other blood disorder related fatal diseases. He was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine in 1990. He began his research in 1950s when bone marrow transplant was a dismissed idea. However, his persistent efforts and groundbreaking research is responsible for saving the lives of thousands of people around the globe. Bone marrow transplantation and its allied therapies, like blood stem cell transplantation have proved an important milestone in medical science.
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💰 Net worth: $200,000

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Biography/Timeline

1941

Born in Mart, Texas, Thomas often shadowed his father who was a general practice Doctor. Later, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he studied chemistry and chemical engineering, graduating with a B.A. in 1941 and an M. A. in 1943. While Thomas was an undergraduate he met his wife, Dorothy (Dottie) Martin while she was training to be Journalist. They had three children. Thomas entered Harvard Medical School in 1943, receiving an M.D. in 1946. Dottie became a lab technician during this time to support the family, and the pair worked closely thereafter. He did his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital before joining the US Army. "In 1955, he was appointed physician in chief at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, now Bassett Medical Center, in Cooperstown, N.Y., an affiliate of Columbia University."

1963

At Mary Imogene Bassett, he began to study rodents that received lethal doses of radiation who were then saved by an infusion of marrow cells. At the time, patients who underwent bone marrow transplantation all died from infections or immune reactions that weren't seen in the rodent studies. Thomas began to use dogs as a model system. In 1963, he moved his lab to the United States Public Health Service in Seattle.

1990

Thomas also received National Medal of Science in 1990. In 2003 he was one of 22 Nobel laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto.