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Herbert T Abelson MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
Phone508-856-3789
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics
    DivisionResidency Education


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    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, United StatesBAChemistry
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United StatesMD

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    1. Abelson HT. Keeping the human touch in medical practice. Acad Med. 2014 Oct; 89(10):1314. PMID: 25247537.
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    2. Abelson HT. What did I know? JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 167(12):1096. PMID: 24127003.
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    3. Abelson HT. Additional perspectives on transforming science into medicine. Acad Med. 2012 Oct; 87(10):1310; author reply 1311-3. PMID: 23010966.
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    4. Abelson HT. More about the causes and consequences of the expanding medical student debt. Acad Med. 2012 Mar; 87(3):255; author reply 255. PMID: 22373607.
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    5. Walsh C, Abelson HT. Medical professionalism: crossing a generational divide. Perspect Biol Med. 2008; 51(4):554-64. PMID: 18997358.
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    6. Bernstein AS, Abelson HT. PM 2.5--a killer in our midst. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Aug; 159(8):786. PMID: 16061788.
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    7. Schwab JG, Abelson HT. Hemoglobin C disease. N Engl J Med. 2004 Oct 7; 351(15):1577; author reply 1577. PMID: 15470225.
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    8. Abelson HT. Central nervous system (CNS) disease in Abelson virus-induced leukemia. Blood. 2003 Nov 15; 102(10):3848. PMID: 14597608.
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    9. Mohr JJ, Abelson HT, Barach P. Creating effective leadership for improving patient safety. Qual Manag Health Care. 2002; 11(1):69-78. PMID: 12455344.
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    10. Abelson HT, Blewett L, Tunnessen WW. Career planning for pediatric residents. Pediatrics. 2001 May; 107(5):E65. PMID: 11331715.
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    11. Abelson HT. Complexities in recognizing and treating iron deficiency anemia. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Mar; 155(3):332-3. PMID: 11231797.
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    12. Leslie L, Rappo P, Abelson H, Jenkins RR, Sewall SR, Chesney RW, Mulvey HJ, Simon JL, Alden ER. Final report of the FOPE II Pediatric Generalists of the Future Workgroup. Pediatrics. 2000 Nov; 106(5):1199-223. PMID: 11073552.
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    13. Walters MC, Abelson HT. Interpretation of the complete blood count. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1996 Jun; 43(3):599-622. PMID: 8649901.
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    14. Colina KF, Abelson HT. Resolution of breath-holding spells with treatment of concomitant anemia. J Pediatr. 1995 Mar; 126(3):395-7. PMID: 7869200.
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    15. Kinney JB, DeSantes K, Abelson HT, Stevenson JG. Severe intravascular hemolysis in an infant with cyanotic congenital heart disease: resolution of hemolysis after repair. J Pediatr. 1990 Dec; 117(6):911-4. PMID: 2246691.
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    16. Abelson HT, Bowden RA. Women and the future of academic pediatrics. J Pediatr. 1990 May; 116(5):829-33. PMID: 2329433.
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    17. Goorin AM, Abelson HT, Frei E. Osteosarcoma: fifteen years later. N Engl J Med. 1985 Dec 26; 313(26):1637-43. PMID: 3906399.
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    18. Kamen BA, Nylen PA, Whitehead VM, Abelson HT, Dolnick BJ, Peterson DW. Lack of dihydrofolate reductase in human tumor and leukemia cells in vivo. Cancer Drug Deliv. 1985; 2(2):133-8. PMID: 4052928.
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    19. Roninson IB, Abelson HT, Housman DE, Howell N, Varshavsky A. Amplification of specific DNA sequences correlates with multi-drug resistance in Chinese hamster cells. Nature. 1984 Jun 14-20; 309(5969):626-8. PMID: 6728022.
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    20. Abelson HT, Gorka C. Absence of hypoxanthine:guanine phosphoribosyltransferase activity in murine Dunn osteosarcoma. Cancer Res. 1983 Sep; 43(9):4098-101. PMID: 6575863.
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    21. Jaffe N, Smith E, Abelson HT, Frei E. Osteogenic sarcoma: alterations in the pattern of pulmonary metastases with adjuvant chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 1983 Apr; 1(4):251-4. PMID: 6583319.
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    22. Abelson HT, Fosburg MT, Beardsley GP, Goorin AM, Gorka C, Link M, Link D. Methotrexate-induced renal impairment: clinical studies and rescue from systemic toxicity with high-dose leucovorin and thymidine. J Clin Oncol. 1983 Mar; 1(3):208-16. PMID: 6607976.
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    23. Rosowsky A, Abelson HT, Beardsley GP, Ensminger WD, Kufe DW, Steele G, Modest EJ. Pharmacologic studies on the dibutyl and gamma-monobutyl esters of methotrexate in the rhesus monkey. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1982 Dec; 10(1):55-61. PMID: 7160046.
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    24. Bell R, Lillquist A, Abelson H, McCaffrey R. Chromatographic forms of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase in normal lymphoid cells and in leukemia cells at presentation and relapse. Leuk Res. 1982; 6(6):775-80. PMID: 6984113.
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    25. Goorin AM, Frei E, Abelson HT. Adjuvant chemotherapy for osteosarcoma: a decade of experience. Surg Clin North Am. 1981 Dec; 61(6):1379-89. PMID: 6976007.
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    26. Jaffe N, Link MP, Cohen D, Traggis D, Frei E, Watts H, Beardsley GP, Abelson HT. High-dose methotrexate in osteogenic sarcoma. Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 1981 Apr; (56):201-6. PMID: 6975438.
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    27. Abelson HT, Kufe DW, Skarin AT, Major P, Ensminger W, Beardsley GP, Canellos GP. Treatment of central nervous system tumors with methotrexate. Cancer Treat Rep. 1981; 65 Suppl 1:137-40. PMID: 6976830.
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    28. Jaffe N, Goorin A, Link M, Watts H, Frei E, Vawter G, Fellows KE, Beardsley GP, Abelson HT. High-dose methotrexate in osteogenic sarcoma adjuvant chemotherapy and limb salvage results. Cancer Treat Rep. 1981; 65 Suppl 1:99-106. PMID: 6948612.
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    29. Kufe DW, Wick MM, Abelson HT. Natural resistance to methotrexate in human melanomas. J Invest Dermatol. 1980 Oct; 75(4):357-9. PMID: 7430700.
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    30. Browman GP, Gorka C, Mehta C, Lazarus H, Abelson HT. Studies with a 2,4-diamino-5-(3',4'-dichlorophenyl)-6-methylpyrimidine (DDMP)-resistant L1210 leukemia cell line without cross-resistance to methotrexate. Biochem Pharmacol. 1980 Aug 15; 29(16):2241-5. PMID: 7426028.
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    31. Beardsley GP, Abelson HT. A thin-layer chromatographic method for separation of thymidine and deoxyuridine nucleotides. Anal Biochem. 1980 Jul 1; 105(2):311-8. PMID: 7457837.
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    32. Rosowsky A, Lazarus H, Yuan GC, Beltz WR, Mangini L, Abelson HT, Modest EJ, Frei E. Effects of methotrexate esters and other lipophilic antifolates on methotrexate-resistant human leukemic lymphoblasts. Biochem Pharmacol. 1980 Feb 15; 29(4):648-52. PMID: 6929188.
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    33. Beardsley GP, Rosowsky A, McCaffrey RP, Abelson HT. Methotrexate di-n-butyl ester effects on thymidine metabolism. Biochem Pharmacol. 1979 Oct 15; 28(20):3069-74. PMID: 518705.
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    34. Abelson HT, Antoniades HN, Scher CD. Uncoupling of RNA and DNA synthesis after plasma stimulation of G0-arrested BALB/C-3T3 cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1979 Feb 27; 561(2):269-75. PMID: 427156.
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    35. Abelson HT, Gorka C, Beardsley GP. Identification of dihydropteridine reductase in human platelets. Blood. 1979 Jan; 53(1):116-21. PMID: 758207.
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    36. Abelson HT. Methotrexate and central nervous system toxicity. Cancer Treat Rep. 1978 Dec; 62(12):1999-2001. PMID: 376128.
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    37. Abelson HT, Ensminger W, Rosowsky A, Uren J. Comparative effects of citrovorum factor and carboxypeptidase G1 on cerebrospinal fluid-methotrexate pharmacokinetics. Cancer Treat Rep. 1978 Oct; 62(10):1549-52. PMID: 309355.
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    38. Johnson LF, Fuhrman CL, Abelson HT. Resistance of resting 3T6 mouse fibroblasts to methotrexate cytotoxicity. Cancer Res. 1978 Aug; 38(8):2408-12. PMID: 667839.
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    39. Abelson HT, Stossel TP. Neutrophil/tumour-cell rosettes in ascitic fluid of patient with lymphoma. Lancet. 1978 Jun 3; 1(8075):1217. PMID: 77989.
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    40. Abelson HT, Spector R, Gorka C, Fosburg M. Kinetics of tetrahydrobiopterin synthesis by rabbit brain dihydrofolate reductase. Biochem J. 1978 Apr 1; 171(1):267-8. PMID: 646819.
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    41. Spector R, Fosburg M, Levy P, Abelson HT. Tetrahydrobiopterin synthesis by rabbit brain dihydrofolate reductase. J Neurochem. 1978 Apr; 30(4):899-901. PMID: 650230.
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    42. Abelson HT, Fosburg M, Gorka C, Kornblith P. Identification of dihydrofolate reductase in human central-nervous-system tumours. Lancet. 1978 Jan 28; 1(8057):184-5. PMID: 74608.
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    43. Spector R, Levy P, Abelson HT. The development and regional distribution of dihydrofolate reductase in rabbit brain. J Neurochem. 1977 Nov; 29(5):919-21. PMID: 591964.
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    44. Spector R, Levy P, Abelson HT. Identification of dihydrofolate reductase in rabbit brain. Biochem Pharmacol. 1977 Aug 15; 26(16):1507-11. PMID: 901568.
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    45. Abelson HT. More on laetrile. Am Fam Physician. 1977 May; 15(5):25. PMID: 855792.
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    46. Johnson LF, Abelson HT, Penman S, Green H. The relative amounts of the cytoplasmic RNA species in normal, transformed and senescent cultured cell lines. J Cell Physiol. 1977 Mar; 90(3):465-70. PMID: 192738.
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    47. Johnson LF, Levis R, Abelson HT, Green H, Penman S. Changes in RNA in relation to growth of the fibroblast. IV. Alterations in theproduction and processing of mRNA and rRNA in resting and growing cells. J Cell Biol. 1976 Dec; 71(3):933-8. PMID: 993273.
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    48. Johnson LF, Williams JG, Abelson HT, Green H, Penman S. Changes in RNA in relation to growth of the fibroblast. III. Posttranscriptional regulation of mRNA formation in resting and growing cells. Cell. 1975 Jan; 4(1):69-75. PMID: 1078787.
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    49. Abelson HT, Karlan D, Penman S. A comparison of the effects of alkylating agents 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea, 1-(2-chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea and nitrogen mustard on nuclear RNA synthesis and processing. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1974 May 31; 349(3):389-401. PMID: 4407850.
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    50. Abelson HT. Letter: Sickle cells and anesthesia. Pediatrics. 1974 Mar; 53(3):446. PMID: 4815267.
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    51. Abelson HT, Penman S. Selective inhibition of 4-S and 5-S RNA synthesis and nucleolar processing by the adenosine analogueformycin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1973 Jun 23; 312(2):292-6. PMID: 4723233.
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    52. Abelson HT, Penman S. Induction of alkali labile links in cellular DNA by camptothecin. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1973 Feb 20; 50(4):1048-54. PMID: 4690845.
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    53. Perlman S, Abelson HT, Penman S. Mitochondrial protein synthesis: RNA with the properties of Eukaryotic messenger RNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1973 Feb; 70(2):350-3. PMID: 4510280.
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    54. Abelson HT, Penman S. Messenger RNA formation: resistance to inhibition by 3'-deoxycytidine. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1972 Aug 16; 277(1):129-33. PMID: 4538267.
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    55. Abelson HT, Penman S. Selective interruption of high molecular weight RNA synthesis in HeLa cells by camptothecin. Nat New Biol. 1972 May 31; 237(74):144-6. PMID: 4504193.
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    56. Rabstein LS, Gazdar AF, Chopra HC, Abelson HT. Early morphological changes associated with infection by a murine nonthymic lymphatic tumor virus. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1971 Mar; 46(3):481-91. PMID: 4323134.
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    57. Abelson HT, Rabstein LS. Influence of prednisolone on Moloney leukemogenic virus in BALB-c mice. Cancer Res. 1970 Aug; 30(8):2208-12. PMID: 4918190.
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    58. Abelson HT, Rabstein LS. Lymphosarcoma: virus-induced thymic-independent disease in mice. Cancer Res. 1970 Aug; 30(8):2213-22. PMID: 4318922.
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    59. Abelson HT, Smith GH. Nuclear pores: the pore-annulus relationship in thin section. J Ultrastruct Res. 1970 Mar; 30(5):558-88. PMID: 4985503.
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    60. Scheinman JI, Abelson HT. Bilateral renal hypoplasia with oligonephronia. J Pediatr. 1970 Mar; 76(3):369-76. PMID: 5461046.
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    61. Humbert JR, Abelson H, Hathaway WE, Battaglia FC. Polycythemia in small for gestational age infants. J Pediatr. 1969 Nov; 75(5):812-9. PMID: 5347430.
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    62. Abelson HT, Smith GH, Hoffman HA, Rowe WP. Use of enzyme-labeled antibody for electron microscope localization of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus antigens in infected cell cultures. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1969 Mar; 42(3):497-515. PMID: 4887881.
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    63. Abelson H. Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. A study of the fine structure of the kidney in a seven-month-old male. Pediatr Res. 1968 Jul; 2(4):271-82. PMID: 5669664.
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