|Birthname||Georges Adrien Francis Mathé|
|born on||9 July 1922 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Sermages, France, 47n0129, 3e5040|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||16°52' 26°06 Asc. 11°43'|
French oncologist and immunologist, who in 1959 performed the first successful bone marrow transplant not performed on identical twins.
In November 1958, Mathé performed the first bone marrow graft between unrelated donors and hosts ever made in the world, in order to save six Yugoslavian nuclear researchers who had been accidentally irradiated.
By 1963 he "shook the medical world" when he announced he had cured a patient of leukemia by means of a bone marrow transplant. He later showed that stem cells could not only heal radiation damage, but also fight cancer.
In the early 1990s, conscious of the immunological nature of HIV/AIDS, Mathé applied immunotherapy to a dozen patients. He also successfully treated them with a cocktail of 5 alternating molecules, at a time when HIV/AIDS was considered ineluctably lethal and before the introduction of tritherapy.
Mathé died on 15 October 2010 at the Villejuif Hôpital Paul-Brousse in France.
Didier Geslain archive, 'médecins' pdf file, p. 49.
- Vocation : Medical : Other Medical Vocations (Oncologist and immunologist)
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (Bone marrow transplant pioneer)