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Leo Vroman
Leo Vroman in 1983

Leo Vroman (April 10, 1915 – February 22, 2014) was a Dutch-American hematologist, a poet (mainly writing in Dutch) and an illustrator.

Early life

Vroman was born in Gouda. He studied biology at Utrecht University. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, he went to London.

Education

After the war, Vroman went to New York. There he worked as a hematology researcher. He has been an American citizen since 1951.

Death

Vroman spent his last years in Fort Worth, Texas. He died on February 22, 2014, aged 98.

Books

  • with Edward F Leonard: The Behavior of blood and its components at interfaces, Columbia University Seminar on Biomaterials, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, 1977. Vol. 283 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • with Edward F Leonard and Vincent T Turitto: Blood in contact with natural and artificial surfaces, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y., 1987. Vol. 516 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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