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Herbert Abrams, Stanford radiologist and antiwar activist, dies  
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During his long career, Dr. Abrams combined an expertise in his medical specialty with an abiding concern for the social responsibility of all physicians and a talent for clear and expressive writing that was manifest in his classic volume, €œAngiography,€ his 200 published scientific papers and his evocative political book on the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. Born in New York, Dr. Abrams earned his medical degree from the Long Island College of Medicine in 1946, and completed his residency in radiology at Stanford before joining the faculty there as an assistant professor in 1954. In 1967, Dr. Abrams and his family moved to Harvard, where, as professor and chairman of radiology, he became deeply interested in the disastrous effects of ionizing radiation and blast from the explosions of nuclear weapons. Dr. Abrams and his colleagues led a group called Physicians for Social Responsibility, and in the midst of the Cold War they met with a group of Soviet physicians to found the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. €œThe forces maintaining nuclear weapons and the danger that we might use them are very powerful and very hard to stop, and Herb and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War were an early voice of sanity in this field,€ said former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, a Stanford colleague. Dr. Abrams returned to Stanford as professor of radiology in 1985, and spent much of his time in research at Stanford€™s Center for International Security and Arms Control €” now the Center for International Security and Cooperation. For many years Dr. Abrams also served on the national board of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which has chapters throughout the U.S. and is an affiliate of the international group for the prevention of nuclear war. Years later, Dr. Abrams, with access to an extraordinary range of official documents and personal accounts, wrote The President Has Been Shot:
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