Stanley L. Schrier recalls his early life growing up in the East Bronx during the Great Depression. He decided he wanted to become a doctor by age six and eventually attended Bronx High School of Science where he was intellectually challenged and encountered excellent teachers. Schrier talked about his education then at New York University and at the University of Colorado where he transferred. In spite of rejections by medical schools due to Jewish quotas, Schrier was eventually accepted at Johns Hopkins where he found his way to hematology.
Schrier discusses his career at Stanford since 1959 when he became an instructor of medicine and hematology, just when the Stanford Medical School was moving from San Francisco to Palo Alto. He speaks with satisfaction all aspects of his role at Stanford, including research, patient care and mentoring, as well as his role as Chief of the Division of Hematology for over 26 years, during which he focused on developing expertise in the division and developing good teachers.
Schrier discusses his research focus on the red blood disease, Thalassemia, and the sabbaticals he took in Italy, Israel and Thailand in order to study the disease. He also discusses his research in anemia in the elderly since retirement.
Stanley L. Schrier, Stanford Historical Society, oral histories, interviews, Robert Alway, Robert Glaser, early days of Medical school, and malaria research
September 28, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012