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Irving Schulman, MD, chair emeritus of pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, died recently at the age of 87. Dr. Schulman joined Stanford in 1972 and is credited with leading the development of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. When the Packard Children's Hospital opened in 1991, he served as its first chief of staff.
Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Dr. Schulman served as a faculty member at Cornell University Medical Center and Northwestern University Medical School. His research work in the area of pediatric blood diseases was recognized with the E. Mead Johnson Award in 1960. His pioneering studies led him to describe hemophilia arising from deficiency of blood clotting Factor IX in children. He was also among the first physicians to consider steroid treatment for acute leukemia in children. He joined the University of Illinois as head of the Department …
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