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9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  4-week course (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22)

To many, the word “blood” conjures up images of vampires, violence, and gore. In fact, however, blood is a fascinating tissue that is indispensable for life among all vertebrates and many invertebrates. This course will describe its multiple components, blood types, and functions, as well as discuss many of the disorders involving red blood cells, the blood clotting system, and white blood cells.  Richard S. Neiman, MD, a graduate of Harvard College and Tufts University School of Medicine, is Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Internal Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he directed the Division of Hematologic Pathology. He has studied, taught, and published on subjects related to the blood and blood-forming organs for the bulk of his medical career.