SHERLOCK, Sheila Patricia Violet, Dame
Oxford: Blackwell, 1955.
13th edition, 2018.
"In 1959 she [Sherlock] became the United Kingdom's first ever female Professor of Medicine when she was appointed at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London. She founded the liver unit which was located in a temporary wooden structure on the roof of the hospital in Gray’s Inn Road. Despite its location, the department attracted trainees from around the world, and many current leaders in the field of hepatology spent time there. Research in several different areas of liver disease was undertaken: including; bilirubin metabolism, haemochromatosis, cholestasis, drug-induced liver disease, albumin synthesis, portal hypertension and ascites, autoimmune liver disease and its treatment with corticosteroids, and the use of liver biopsy in the diagnosis of liver disease were all studied. In 1974 the department moved to the new hospital in Hampstead, where it was situated close to the clinical wards, on the 10th floor. Research continued there, with viral hepatitis, liver transplantation and endoscopic treatment of varices all becoming important areas of study" (Wikipedia article on Sheila Sherlock).
Subjects: HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Liver, HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Liver › Portal Hypertension, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
Chronic liver disease and primary liver-cell cancer with hepatitis-associated (Australia) antigen in serum.Lancet, 295, 1243-1247, 1970.
(Order of authorship in the original publication: Sherlock, Niazi, Fox...). The authors demonstrated that the hepatitis B virus can cause cancer.
Subjects: HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Liver, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Hepatitis, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Hepadnaviridae › Hepatitis B Virus