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Dameshek, William (1900-1969), physician and hematologist  

David Y. Cooper

Dameshek, William (22 May 1900–06 October 1969), physician and hematologist, was born in Voronezh, Russia, the son of Isadore Dameshek, a hatmaker, and Bessie Muskin. Dameshek moved with his parents to the United States in 1903 and was raised in Medford, Massachusetts. His early education was in the Boston English High School, where he excelled and gained entrance to Harvard University. He joined the U.S. Army in 1918, and upon his discharge he enrolled in the Harvard Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1923. In the same year Dameshek married Rose Thurman; the couple had one daughter....