Herbert L. Abrams, MD, prominent Harvard and Stanford physician, dies at 95

Herbert L. Abrams, MD, a renowned Harvard and Stanford physician, died Jan. 20, according to The Washington Post.

Dr. Abrams was 95 years old. The cause of death wasn't disclosed, according to the report.

He served as professor and director of diagnostic radiology at Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine in the 1960s. Throughout his career, he also taught at Boston-based Harvard Medical School and was chief radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston.

In addition, Dr. Abrams published two books: Angiography, a medical textbook, and The President Has Been Shot: Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment in the Aftermath of the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan.

Dr. Abrams is also known as one of the founders of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. The organization, which brought together U.S. and Soviet Union physicians to advocate for nuclear weapon control, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

In his free time, Dr. Abrams loved to play tennis, and continued to play until less than a month prior to his death.

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