Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 276

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 800
BLOOD PLASMA PIONEER (MEDICINE.) DREW, CHARLES RICHARD. Two Typed Letters Signed * Autograph Post Card Signed. 4to's and 12mo, with retained copies of letters to Dr. Drew from Dr. John A. Kenney of the Journal of Medical Sciences. Vp, 1943-1947

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Correspondence from Dr. Kenney, editor of the Journal of Medical Sciences, regarding an article to be written by Dr. Drew. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950) was responsible for the development and use of blood plasma, leading to the later use of whole blood transfusion. From 1940 to 1941, he was the director of the Blood Transfusion Association, supplying blood to the British; and in 1941 he became the first director of the American Red Cross blood bank. His work was largely unrecognized by the general public until very recently. A stamp honoring him was issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 1981.