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Dr. Ronald Strauss to Speak on Elmer DeGowin’s role in Blood Transfusion

The public is invited to a University of Iowa History of Medicine talk on “Elmer L. DeGowin, MD, Blood transfusions in war and peace” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Room 401 of the UI Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

The speaker will be Dr. Ronald Strauss, Professor, DeGowin Blood Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Light refreshments will be served. The lecture is part of a series of presentations sponsored by the UI History of Medicine Society.

Dr. Strauss will discuss Elmer DeGowin’s many contributions to the understanding of blood storage and transportation and his lifetime efforts to make blood transfusions safe and effective.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ed Holtum at 319-335-9154 or

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