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Ann Bell

This announcement from Prof. Bernadette Rodak of Indiana University has relatively little to do with hemostasis, however I am certain many of our subscribers knew Prof. Ann Bell (I received a similar message today from Dr. Larry Brace of Edward Hospital, Naperville):

“Some of our more mature techs will remember Miss Ann Bell of Memphis TN, who worked with Dr Diggs for so many years and continued teaching Hematology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) for many years past retirement age. Ann is the “Bell” of the Abbott Hematology atlas “The Morphology of Human Blood Cells” (Diggs, Sturm and Bell) that many of us used—first as a tall, slim red covered paperback, then a little thicker (still tall) blue covered paperback, and most recently as a thicker and shorter (now 8 x 11) white manual.

Ann contributed so much to the field of Hematology and mentored so many of us. May she rest in peace.

Bunny Rodak

And this message from the pastor of Miss Bell’s church in Memphis:

Ann Bell, 91, died quietly in her sleep Saturday, February 11, 2012. Funeral services are 11 am, Friday, February 17 at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, with visitation from 9:30–11 in the church parlor.

Ann joined Idlewild in 1939 and was an elder of the church. She was active in Presbyterian Women and was a member of the Hannah Circle until she became unable to attend. She chaired the Library Committee for many years. She had moved to a care facility in Ridgeland, Mississippi last year.

Ann was emeritus professor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the College of Allied Health Sciences at UT Health Science Center, where she worked and taught for 44 years.

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