Linear Accelerator to Treat Retinoblastoma 1957

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Title: Linear Accelerator to Treat Retinoblastoma 1957
Description: Gordon Isaacs, the first patient treated with the linear accelerator (radiation therapy) for retinoblastoma in 1957, sitting on a table. Gordon's right eye was removed January 11, 1957 because the cancer had spread. His left eye, however, had only a localized tumor that prompted Henry Kaplan to try to treat it with the electron beam. Gordon's vision in the left eye returned to normal.
Topics/Categories: Historical -- Technology and Treatment
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: Stanford University
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-5700-3472
Date Created: 1957
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.