hermann.pdf - HERMANN LISCO MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Hermann Lisco a gifted scientist and legendary teacher died last week He was a quiet man from an unquiet

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HERMANN LISCO: MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Hermann Lisco, a gifted scientist and legendary teacher, died last week. He was a quiet man from an unquiet place. Germanborn, he received his medical degree from the University of Berlin in 1936, came to the United States to teach pathology at Johns Hopkins University and was recruited to the Manhattan Project. In secret, he worked with a team of scientists at the University of Chicago studying the biological effects of a strange new human creation: plutonium. Later, he was ɻ own to Los Alamos to study the ɹ rst person to be killed by acute radiation poisoning. Lisco performed the autopsy and, later, those of eight other victims of accidents at Los Alamos. His ɹ ndings were a scienti ɹ c milestone, the ɹ rst published account of the e ʃ ects of acute radiation exposure on the human organism. A decade later, he was instrumental in producing a landmark United Nations report on the e ʃ ects of radiation on humans and on the environment. But Dr. Lisco was more than a scientist. At Harvard Medical School, where he subsequently became a professor, he was the most beloved and in ɻ uential mentor of an entire generation of students. His home was always alive with the sound of

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