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Henry Seymour Kaplan

educator , radiologist.

Henry Seymour Kaplan, American educator, radiologist. award Iran; award; Atoms for Peace award, 1969; award for distinguished achievement, 1968; award James Ewing Soc; award Leukemia Soc; award American Soc; award American Cancer Soc; award American Assn; award Taubman Found; award American Academy Dermatology, 1978; award Mich.


Kaplan, Henry Seymour was born on April 24, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Nathan M. and Sarah (Brilliant) Kaplan.


Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1938, Doctor of Science (honorary), 1969. Doctor of Medicine Rush Medical College, 1940. Master of Science in Radiology, University of Minnesota, 1944.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Hahnemann Medical College, 1973.


Research, American Association Cancer Research (director 1954-1956, 64-67, president 1966-1967), American Society Therapeutic Radiologists (president 1966-1967, Chairman, Board Of Directors 1967-1968), International Club Therapeutic Radiologists, American Society Biological Chemists, American Academy Arts and Science, Harvey Society New York, International Association Radiation Research (president 1974-1979), American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society Clinical Oncology, National Academy Sciences, Institute Medicine, Academy Medicine Brazil (honorary), Swedish Society Medical Radiology (honorary), Academy des Sciences, Institut de France (foreign associate).


  • Author: (with Society of Jesus (Jesuit) Robinson) Congenital Heart Disease: An Illustrated Diagnostic Approach, 1954, 2d edition, (with H. L. Abrams and S. J. Robinson), 1965, Angiocardiographic Interpretation in Congenital Heart Diseases, (with Half-Life Abrams), 1955, Hodgkin’s Disease, 1972, 2d edition., 1980. Editor: (with P.J. Tsuchitani) Cancer in China, 1978, (with R. Levy) Malignant Lymphomas, 1978, (with S.A. Rosenberg) Advances in Malignant Lymphomas, 1981. Editorial advisory board: Cancer, Proceedings National Academy Sci, 1973-1979, Current Topics Radiation Research Quar, 1971-1977.

    Editorial committee: Annual Review Nuclear Sci, 1966-1970. Advisory editor: International Journal Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Board Governors Weizmann Institute Science, Rehovoth, Israel, 1974-1984, Ben Gurion U., Beersheba, Israel, 1974-1984.

    Decorated Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur France. Order of Merit Italy. Shahbanou award Iran.

    Recipient Lila Motley Cancer Foundation award. Atoms for Peace award, 1969. Modern Medicine award for distinguished achievement, 1968.

    Lucy W. James award James Ewing Society, 1971. R.R. de Villiers award Leukemia Society, 1971. Commonwealth Fund fellow, visiting scientist National Institutes of Health, 1954-1955.

    David A. Karnofsky Memorial award American Society Clinical Oncology, 1971. National award American Cancer Society, 1972. Laureat, Prix Griffuel for cancer research France, 1975.

    G.H.A. Clowes Memorial award American Association Cancer Research, 1976. Erskine lecturer Radiological Society North America, 1976. Gold medal American Society Therapeutic Radiologists, 1977.

    Medal of Honor Danish Cancer Society, 1978. Ungerman-Lubin award Taubman Foundation, 1978. Lila Gruber Memorial award American Academy Dermatology, 1978.

    Kettering prize General Motors Cancer Research Foundation, 1979. Prentis award Michigan Cancer Foundation, 1980. Walker prize Royal College Surgeons, 1981.


Member science advising committee St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, 1970-1974. Member committee radiology National Research Council, 1950-1956. Member panel pathological effects radiation National Academy Science-National Research Council.

Member of council analysis and projection American Cancer Society, 1972-1976.; Fellow American College Radiology (chairman commission on cancer, board chancellors 1970-1973, Gold medal 1981), Royal College Radiologists (honorary). Member American Society Experimental Pathology, Association University Radiologists (president 1954-1955, Gold medal 1979), Radiological Society North America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Federation American Scientists, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Radiation Research Society (president 1956-1957), Western Society Clinical.


Married Leah Hope Lebeson, June 21, 1942. Children: Ann Sharon, Paul Allen.

Nathan M. Kaplan

Sarah (Brilliant) Kaplan

Leah Hope Lebeson

Ann Sharon Kaplan

Paul Allen Kaplan