n South African Medical Journal - Peter Jacobs : obituaries : izindaba

Volume 104, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Dr Peter Jacobs was a pioneer of clinical and laboratory haematology in South Africa (SA). Although much of his career coincided with years of apartheid-related isolation, his enormous influence was felt internationally. He led the Department of Haematology at the University of Cape Town and later served as head of Clinical Haematology at Stellenbosch University. In the early 1970s, at a time when Cape Town was central to the field of organ transplantation, Jacobs' major achievement was the introduction of experimental and clinical bone marrow transplantation (BMT). He published the seminal report of hepatic veno-occlusive disease after BMT in the .

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