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Dr. Sidney Farber - Father of Pediatric Pathology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and pioneer in modern chemotherapy use

Sidney Farber was born in 1903 in Buffalo, N.Y., the third oldest of 14 children. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1923 and took his first year of medical school at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiberg, in Germany. He entered Harvard Medical School as a second-year student, graduating with the class of 1927.

Among his less publicized contributions to the care of children is the concept of the "care team" model in pedatrics. Whereby all facets of a child and their family's inpatient care are coordinated in the same place by a care team working together. That such an idea should have been conceived by a pathologist – a physician not formally trained in clinical care – only made it more unlikely, not less revolutionary.


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