Mathé, Georges

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Name
Mathé, Georges Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°52' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°06 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 11°43'



Georges Mathé

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'médecins' pdf file, p. 49.

Categories

  • Vocation : Medical : Other Medical Vocations (Oncologist and immunologist)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Bone marrow transplant pioneer)