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History of the European Association for Haematopathology

  • Karl Lennert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. Pages 123-124
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 125-131

About this book

Introduction

Because of progress in immunology, specifically the discovery of the B- and T-lymphocyte systems, it was imperative to rethink the concepts of malignant lymphomas, which resulted in the development of new lymphoma classifications. One of these was the Kiel classification, proposed by the European Lymphoma Club in 1974. During the following years the classification was refined, correlated with clinical findings, discussed at length, and put to the test against other classifications. It was soon widely accepted in Europe and later sparked the founding of the European Association for Haematopathology in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1988. In 2001 the Kiel classification was incorporated into the new WHO classification.

Keywords

Haematology Haematopathology History classification lymphoma oncology pathology

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl Lennert
    • 1
  1. 1.KielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-34888-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34886-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34888-7
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