American Society of Hematology

Samuel I. Rapaport (1921-2011)

In 1952, Samuel I. Rapaport, MD, while working at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, was introduced to Norwegian physician Paul Owren. Dr. Owren was giving a lecture on new developments in the blood coagulation field. During his visit, Dr. Owren mentioned to Dr. Rapaport that there was a Fulbright Research Scholarship in Medicine available in Norway, and, impressed with his interest in blood coagulation, he urged Dr. Rapaport to apply for it. After talking with his wife, Joyce, and after giving her several reasons why he shouldn't apply, she was persistent in urging him to submit an application. He relented, but he did so with the proviso that she type the application. Read more

Profile in The Hematologist

Dr. Rapaport was profiled in the September/October 2008 issue of The Hematologist, "Samuel I. Rapaport: Unsung Hero of Blood Coagulation."

Oral History

Learn more about Dr. Rapaport by reading his oral history transcript.

Authored Blood Articles

Dr. Rapaport published numerous articles in the Society's journal v.


An obituary of Dr. Rapaport was published in the March/April 2012 issue of The Hematologist.

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