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William Pollack

William PollackBorn: 26-Feb-1926
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 3-Nov-2013
Location of death: Yorba Linda, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Treatment for Rh Disease

Military service: Royal Navy (WWII)

Developed a vaccine for erythroblastosis fetalis (called Rh disease). This occurs in pregnant women when the Rh factor of the fetus differs from that of the mother. The vaccine prevents the host body from attacking and expelling the "invader", in this case the fetus.

Father: David Pollack (carpenter)
Mother: Rose
Wife: Alison (d. 2006, two sons)
Son: David
Son: Malcolm

    University: BS, University of London (1948)
    University: MS Chemistry, University of London (1950)
    University: PhD Zoology, Rutgers University

    Quotient Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Founder
    Johnson & Johnson Researcher, Ortho Pharmaceutical (1963-87)
    Lasker Award 1980



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