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Jack Bowman: Winnipeg's contributions to the treatment and prevention of Rhesus hemolytic disease of the newborn.
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PMID:  19962577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Jack Bowman (1925-2005) was a Canadian pediatrician who was on the staff of the Winnipeg Children's Hospital. He was trained by Bruce Chown who had started the Rhesus (Rh) hemolytic disease of the Newborn program and in due course succeeded Chown as director of the program. Jack began as one of the three pediatricians (including his twin Bill) who performed exchange transfusions on the affected infants. In due course with his colleague in obstetrics, he was the first in North America to perform intrauterine transfusions for the babies at risk of stillbirth. He was a leader in the prevention of Rh disease by the administration of anti-Rh immunoglobulin to the Rh-negative mothers and established that this could be done safely and effectively during pregnancy. He introduced to North America the column fractionation method of preparing the immunoglobulin that produced a higher yield of a purer product that could be given intravenously. Jack Bowman successfully combined research with clinical practice throughout his career.
Peter Warren; James C Jamieson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion medicine reviews     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-9496     ISO Abbreviation:  Transfus Med Rev     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709027     Medline TA:  Transfus Med Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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