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April 2, 1955

SPECIAL ARTICLE

JAMA. 1955;157(14):1212-1218. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950310038009
Abstract

PHYSIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONS OF THE WHITE BLOOD CELLS 

THE MINOT LECTURE  John S. Lawrence, M.D., Los AngelesIt is both an honor and a pleasure to appear before you as the George R. Minot lecturer. It was my good fortune to know Dr. Minot over a period of many years. He afforded me an opportunity to do some experimental work in the Huntington Memorial Hospital in 1923 while I was waiting for my internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Later, I was to return to work under his general guidance in Thorndike Memorial Laboratory. He was, as is well known, interested in medicine in general and, in particular, in problems relating to the broad field of hematopoiesis. He emphasized constantly the fact that one could not study one of the morphological elements in the blood without considering the others. My special interest was at that time and has continued to

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