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Guide to the Henry S. Kaplan Papers
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Description
Professional and administrative correspondence; research and clinical abstract files, and research notebooks; films; biographical material including an oral history interview; and other files.
Background
Radiologist, cancer research pioneer and educator. Henry S. Kaplan, 1918-1985, began his teaching career at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1948. He served as professor and chair of the Dept. of Radiology (1948 to 1972) and was named D'Ambrogio Professor of Radiology in 1975. He also served as director of the Cancer Biology Research Laboratory (1975 to 1985) and the Biophysics Laboratory (1957 to 1962) at Stanford. Kaplan was best known for his work on leukemia and Hodgkins disease and for his work with Edward Ginzton on the development of the medical linear accelerator for cancer treatment. Kaplan's honors were international and numerous, among them the distinction of first radiologist elected to the National Academy of Science. In 1984, the Stanford Board of Trustees created the Henry S. Kaplan Professorship in Cancer Biology in recognition of his major contributions to the University and to society.
Extent
35 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.