Following the first case series of Hodgkin lymphomas described by Thomas Hodgkin in 1832, the field of hematopathology has traversed the (gross and microscopic) morphological, immunological, and genetic eras, to arrive finally at the molecular era. With the efforts of generations of outstanding hematopathologists, each subsequent era has advanced the field further. Meanwhile, as the field has evolved, the role of pathologists has also grown and changed from a histopathology curator to a clinical diagnostician and finally to a vital member of the patient care team. This article, which marks the inaugural issue of Hematopathology, will briefly review milestones in the history and development of hematopathology since Thomas Hodgkin first pioneered the field.
Hematopathology, Classification, History
How to Cite
Zhao, X. F., (2016) “The ever evolving hematopathology”, Hematopathology 1(1), p.2-10.