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Sidney Farber, M.D.-1903-1973.Doctor Farber was a distinguished researcher whose fundamental work laid the foundation for the cheomotherapeutic treatment of children with leukemia. Prior to the work of Dr. Farber and others virtually every child (and adult) who who contracted leukemia was dead within a very short time. Farber's work using purine and pyrimadine analogs (Aminoptrine) to treat leukemia in children began the work that lead to the long climb out of despair and toward a cure from this formerly fatal and devastating disease. Most families who loose a child say that life is never the same thereafter.
Dr. Farber's work and his fame led to the establishment of the now world-famous Dana- Farber Cancer center at Harvard Medical School. Patients of all ages and with a variety of malignacies now seek treatment at this facility.
To read a more complete account of Dr. Farber's life click here.
This offering is a very well preserved program from a 1950*** dinner sponsored by the Variety Club dinner honoring Dr. Farber.The program is 11 in. x 8.5 in. in size and consists of 4 inner pages and a front and back cover.There is a menu and a roster of speakers as well as a biography of Dr. farber linked above. The front cover has an image of a young Dr. Farber at a microscope and is signed for Johnny-dear friend and colleague-Sidney Farber, n.p. but probably Boston and circa 1950.A detailed history of Farber's great achievements can also be found here-fascinating medical history.
*** Just 2 years after his landmark 1948 paper in the New England Journalof Medicine in which a very young Dr. farber reported the first chemotherapeutically-induced complete remissions in a series of children with childhood leukemia
The autographs comes with a letter of authenticity as to its origin, history and authenticity.
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