Charles Cameron, Nile Ivanovna Magidoff, and Edwin O'Connor

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Irita Van Doren introduces Dr. Charles Cameron (though she identifies him as George), noting that he is the his book is the first medical text to be included as a Books and Authors Luncheon selection. She also notes that his work in cancer is of particular interest and goes into detail about Dr. Cameron's training and distinguished career. Van Doren also reminds us that we must work with our physician to spot the first signs of cancer.

Dr. Cameron speaks on the topic of his first book, "The Truth About Cancer." He speaks at length about the state of cancer treatment in medicine today. He gives some shocking statistics, such as 1 in 3 babies born in that year, 1956, will be impacted by cancer.

Next, Van Doren introduces Nile Ivanovna Magidoff, a Russian national and former political prisoner in Siberia, Magidoff is a performer and instructor. She speaks at length about "becoming an American."

Finally, Van Doren introduces Edwin O'Conner, author of "The Last Hurrah." O'Conner discusses his view that people read books to find characters they can identify with.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

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