Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin's Disease (Hardcover)

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Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin's Disease (Hardcover)


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Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin's Disease is the first account of a remarkable man who changed the face of cancer therapy and the history of a once fatal, now curable, cancer.
Charlotte Jacobs, M.D., is Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780804768665
ISBN-10: 0804768668
Publisher: Stanford General Books
Publication Date: April 28th, 2010
Pages: 456
Language: English

"Very few biographies so fully chronicle an important period of medical history as this outstanding book by Jacobs. Clearly and concisely written, this is the life story of a 20th-century force of nature . . . Highly recommended."—D. R. Shanklin, CHOICE

"Dr. Jacobs' book is a riveting read, meticulously covering a time of dramatic creativity in American medicine while also revealing the personal infighting that took place behind the scenes."—William Rogoway, The Pharos

"[Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin's Disease is] a great read for those of us who trained in an era of evidencebased medicine, and want to learn what it was like to actually create the evidence, and for the first time make a difference in our patient's lives."—Mikkael Sekeres, Oncology Times

"In Dr. Jacobs's capable hands we experience the thrill of clinical research and the hard slogging of clinical trials, which are the only way to tell if treatment is beneficial . . . Most people know about Jonas Salk and the polio cure, but Kaplan and the Hodgkin's-disease tale is even more compelling—and wonderfully told in these pages . . . It's a great journey, and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat."—Abraham Verghese, Wall Street Journal

"This is an outstanding book. The story of Kaplan and Hodgkin's Disease is, indeed, the story of the transition from descriptive science and anecdotal care to evidence, trial-based clinical care and the scientific development of treatment. Dr. Jacobs has done medical history a huge service in capturing the people and the times, using a combination of interviews and experience in the field and at Stanford that would be impossible to duplicate."—C. Norman Coleman, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health