Retrieved from the current (Jan 14, 2009) wikipedia entry on Charles Leblond:
To mark his 65th birthday in 1975, Leblond was honored at an international symposium on the existence of stem cells in adult tissues; the resulting book, Stem Cells of Renewing Cell Populations, was the first formal, comprehensive account on the subject.
16. Cairnie A.B., Lala P.K. and D.G. Osmond. Stem Cells of renewing Cell Populations Academic Press. N.Y. 1976.
Hmmm - my dad edited the first book on stem cells....