1: Science before science 2: The Enlightenment and the unravelling of the circulation 3: From a dream to a nightmare: HIV, haemophilia, and AIDS 4: Red cells: how they live and how they die 5: The hidden virus 6: Towards an understanding of stem cells: are they real? 7: Leukaemia 8: If you prick us do we not bleed? 9: Molecules, genes, and gene therapy 10: The same specialty: different approaches! 11: The role of technology in haematology 12: Combination chemotherapy Index
Shaun McCann was Professor of Academic Medicine in the University of Dublin, Trinity College from 2005-2011 and was a consultant haematologist, George Gabriel Stokes Professor of Haematology and head of department in St James's hospital, Dublin from 1984 until 2009. He performed the first stem cell transplant for leukaemia in Ireland in 1984. Appointed Medical Director of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in April 1995 by the Minister for Health during the Hepatitis C crisis. He was the first President of the Haematology Association of Ireland. Professor McCann has published over 150 medical articles, numerous book chapters and a number of textbooks for undergraduate medical students. He was Editor-in-Chief of the European Hematology Association Newsletter from 2006-2012 and is currently Chair of the European Hematology Association (EHA) Training on line Unit.