Template:Did you know nominations/Ruth Darrow

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The following is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:10, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Ruth Darrow

  • ... that Ruth Darrow was the first person to identify the cause of hemolytic disease of the newborn? Windsor (2002): "[Darrow] published various research articles on erythroblastosis fetalis... and "was first to suggest a relationship between maternal sensitization to a fetal blood antigen and subsequent fetal pathology"."
    Sanford (1957) (offline source): "In 1938 there appeared in the Archives of Pathology an article entitled "Icterus gravus (erythroblastosis) neonatorum" by Ruth Renter Darrow... Three years later, Levine, Karzin and Burnham reported that the Rh factor found in the blood of certain individuals by Landsteiner and Wiener was the cause of this condition. The mode of action of these formed antibodies has been found to be exactly the same as Dr. Darrow's postulated explanation... Dr. Darrow, with no more evidence and no more established facts than were available to all of us, was quite able to postulate in a logical manner the correct explanation of this condition as satisfactorily as if all of the later findings had been given to her."
    • ALT1:... that after Ruth Darrow's son died from hemolytic disease of the newborn, she was inspired to study the disease, and became the first person to identify its cause? Zimmerman, 1974, p. 29-30 (Internet Archive account required to view): "On July 22, 1935, she gave birth to a baby boy... Within a day, the diagnosis was made: erythroblastosis fetalis... Alan died two days later. Ruth Darrow knew that the disease's familial occurrence meant that she probably could not bear another child who would live unless a cure could be discovered. She resolved to find one... Thinking about erythroblastosis, working on it, trying to unravel its cause and how to deal with it would come to "consume her", her colleague would recall. Ruth Darrow herself would say, a decade later, that since Alan's death "the study of this disease has been my chief avocation"."

Moved to mainspace by SpicyMilkBoy (talk). Self-nominated at 17:43, 5 October 2019 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg New enough, long enough, well referenced, neutral, with no close paraphrasing from the sources I can access. Both hooks are interesting and cited. QPQ is done. Great work. 97198 (talk) 07:39, 6 October 2019 (UTC)