Dr. Louis K. Diamond, 97, who pioneered the study of blood...

Deaths Elsewhere

June 27, 1999

Dr. Louis K. Diamond, 97, who pioneered the study of blood diseases in children and helped organize the American Red Cross blood donation system, died June 14 in Los Angeles.

In his six decades of work, Dr. Diamond is perhaps best known for developing, with Dr. Fred Allen, a method of blood transfusion through the umbilical vein to help newborns suffering from Rh disease.

Tomin Harada, 87, a Japanese surgeon who led a group of disfigured atomic bomb survivors known as the "Hiroshima Maidens" to the United States for plastic surgery in the 1950s, died Friday in Tokyo.

R. D. Layman, 71, an expert on early naval aviation and a former copy editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, died Tuesday in Corte Madera, Calif.

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