BLACKFAN, Kenneth Daniel
Internal hydrocephalus.Amer. J. Dis. Child., 8, 406-82; 14, 424-43., 1914, 1917.
Dandy and the pediatrician Blackfan published two papers on the production, circulation, and absorption of CSF in the brain and on the causes and potential treatments of hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is the buildup of CSF within the brain, an often lethal condition if left untreated. They described two forms of hydrocephalus, namely "obstructive" and "communicating," thus establishing a theoretical framework for the rational treatment of this condition.
Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Child Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, NEUROSURGERY › Pediatric Neurosurgery
Erythroblastosis fetalis and its association with universal edema of the fetus, icterus gravis neonatorum and anemia of the newborn.Journal of Pediatrics, 1, 269-309, 1932.
The authors described and named this syndrome/illness of newborns for the first time, including pathological findings, clinical data, lab abnormalities, presentation and course of illness.
Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Icterus Gravis Neonatorum, HEMATOLOGY › Immunohematology, PEDIATRICS › Neonatology