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|Collection:||Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection|
|Interviewee:||Freireich, Emil J., 1927-|
|Interviewer:||Brunet, Lesley W.|
|Title:||Emil J. Freireich, M.D. Oral History Interview Portions|
|Date:||July 23, 2001; July 30, 2001; August 13, 2001|
|Abstract:||Several of Dr. Emil Freireich’s significant accomplishments are highlighted regarding his early research and educational interests. The first clip describes some of his early studies concerning platelets and platelet-rich plasma while stationed at the National Cancer Institute. The second clip highlights some of his early work regarding combination chemotherapy as applied to the management of childhood leukemia. The final clip details several of his educational interests and activities at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.|
|Format:||1 streaming video file and 1 interview transcript|
|Interview Length:||25 minutes|
|Language:||Materials are in English|
|Repository:||Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1927, Dr. Emil J. Freireich earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in 1949. After serving as a research associate in Hematology at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Dr. Freireich spent ten years at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland where he is credited with numerous revolutionary discoveries in the field of leukemia research. In 1965, Dr. Freireich joined the faculty at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as Professor of Medicine where he has contributed to many pioneering and innovative advancements in the field of oncology. Dr. Freireich was named director of the Adult Leukemia Research Program in 1985 and director of the Special Medical Education Programs in 2000. Dr. Freireich also serves as professor in the departments of Leukemia and Laboratory Medicine.
|Restrictions on Access:||Portions of this interview have been redacted for privacy concerns. Please see Archivist for details.|
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Freireich, Emil J., 1927-
Zubrod, C. Gordon (Charles Gordon), 1914-
|Subjects (Organizations):||National Cancer Institute (NCI)
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history
Clinical Trials as Topic
Leukemia -- drug therapy
|Provenance:||Interview with Emil J. Freireich, M.D. conducted by Lesley W. Brunet|
|Preferred Citation:||Emil J. Freicreich, M.D. Oral History Interview Portions, July 23, 2001; July 30, 2001; August 13, 2001, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.|
|Processing Information:||Oral history was edited by Michele Wilson, HRC Intern, Summer 2011.|