Dottie Thomas, ‘mother’ of bone-marrow transplant, dies

January 11, 2015 4:44 AM

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Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas, wife and research partner to the late Nobel laureate and bone-marrow transplant pioneer Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, died Friday at the age of 92.

Working as a close research partner with her husband — medical pioneer and Nobel prizewinner Dr. E. Donnall Thomas — Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas helped establish bone-marrow transplants as a standard and successful treatment for many formerly incurable blood diseases such as leukemia.

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