The collection documents Dr. William C. Dolowy, a veterinarian, whose animal research on the drug L'Asparaginase in the 1960's is illustrative of the role of veterinary medicine in human health.
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes xerographic copies of four articles on L'Asparaginase and fourteen laboratory notebooks of research data relating to these articles.
It also includes excerpts from a diary kept by Robert Ammeraal, a co-worker at the time, several photographs taken at the time, and a letter from Robert Ammeraal to Dr. Dolowy dated August 28, 1991.
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Materials Relating to Research on L'Asparaginase, 1966-1968, 1991
Series 2: Laboratory Research Notebooks Relating to Publications, 1966-1968
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. William C. Dolowy is a veterinarian in private practice on Mercer Island in Washington state whose animal research on the drug L'Asparaginase in the 1960's is illustrative of the role of veterinary medicine in human health. The drug has become an important chemotherapy for human leukemia. Before the use of L'Asparaginase in the treatment of human acute Lymphoblastic leukemia only 3 percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia survived. With the use of L'Asparaginase together with the standard medication, 95% of the such children go into remission within a month and up to 80% survive.
Collection donated by Dr. William C. Dolowy, August 20, 1992.
Collection is open for research.
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