Retinoblastoma

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Title: Retinoblastoma
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 is now living in the east bay, and his vision in the left eye is 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.