Dr. Bernard Fantus: Father of the Blood Bank

Father of the Blood Bank

Exhibition curated by Reed Lowrie, Science Reference Librarian-Biomedical Specialist, Crerar Library.

In 1937, Dr. Bernard Fantus (1874-1940) established what is now recognized as the world's first blood bank when he opened a blood preservation laboratory at Chicago's Cook County Hospital. Drawing on a recent gift of historical materials from Fantus's niece, Muriel Fulton, this exhibition will examine the creation of the blood bank and other significant achievements of a pioneering medical researcher and physician.

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