Sheila Callender

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 07 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:860

One of the major postwar figures in haematology

Sheila Callender was one of the last of the general physician/haematologists who, on both sides of the Atlantic, did so much to establish and develop haematology after the second world war.

At the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in Oxford she made many seminal contributions to the understanding of blood diseases. With Rob Race she was the first to identify the Lutheran and Willis blood groups, was among …

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