Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Brinkhous, 1991

 

Name
Brinkhous, K. M. (Kenneth Merle), 1908-2000 (Interviewee)
Resnik, Susan, 1940- (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Kenneth M. Brinkhous, 1991
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Kenneth M. Brinkhous : oral history, 1991; Oral history of Kenneth M. Brinkhous, 1991
Abstract
Childhood in rural Iowa; college and medical school at University of Iowa; early involvement in medical research in hemophilia; first researcher to discover deficiency in blood-clotting factor; involvement in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology; names of other early researchers and research journals; fatalism and lack of treatment in people with hemophilia prior to world War I I; post-war research into elements ("fractions") of blood plasma; discovery and purchase of dogs with hemophilia and consequent treatment attempts; development of first fresh frozen plasma bank; involvement with NHF; use of frequent transfusions to treat hemophilic dogs; development of first commercial concentrate and economic issues regarding delivery to patients; search for bodily source of Factor VIII; work on molecular genetics and hemophilia; advent of HIV; advantages versus disadvantages of pooling blood products; components of hemophilia "community"; benefits of having an "informed constituency"
Collection Name
Hemophilia oral history collection
Subjects
Hemophilia--History.--United States; Hemophilia--Social aspects; Hemophilia--Political aspects; AIDS (Disease)--History.--United States; Animal experimentation; Physicians; Brinkhous, K. M. (Kenneth Merle), 1908-2000; Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1991
Physical Description
25 pages
Note
Interviewed by Susan Resnik on November 29, 1991
Note (Provenance)
Susan Resnik, Gift, circa 1992
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
12169847
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-wbp5-j852
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.