Israel Moiseevich Gelfand’s Seminar on biology

Israel Moiseevich Gelfand’s Seminar on biology ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 374–376. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text © A.I. Vorob’ev, 2008, published in Ontogenez, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 462–464. HISTORY OF SCIENCE I.M. GELFAND’S SEMINAR ON BIOLOGY DOI: 10.1134/S1062360408060131 The literal meaning of seminar (from Latin) is “seed remained unnoticed then: I have found no references. plot;” its figurative meaning is “school.” The literal But clonality of chronic myelosis has been confirmed meaning is more applicable to the Gelfand’s Seminar. when chromosomal analysis appeared in 1959. The participants specialized in different fields, but When I worked in the Kassirsky’s clinic, I proposed most of them were biologists and medical doctors. to extend the clonality hypothesis to all tumors of the blood system based on the clonality of chronic myelo- How it all began. Gelfand’s younger son got acute sis. Strictly speaking, the idea of clonality triumphed leukemia. Israel Moiseevich visited the most popular over the idea of primarily systemic leukemogenesis Soviet hematologist I.A. Kassirsky. As far as I remem- generally accepted and declared in all Kassirsky’s pub- ber, it happened in 1959 or 1960. Acute leukemia was lications too. diagnosed by the Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

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