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Herbert L. Abrams' Message
TO PSR AND ACTIVISM:
On this 50th anniversary, those who have worked in the physicians movement over the years find the energizing force in 2011, as in the past, in the enthusiasm, motivation, and brilliance of the young students and physicians who bring a renewal of drive and creativity each year to PSR.
If it is true that the physicians' message helped persuade Ronald Reagan that his presidency might have a special place in history if the nuclear arms race were damped; if we are correct in the perception that an awakened public in turn provided an environment in which the growth of the nuclear stockpiles could be reversed, than those of us in PSR can take great pride in our achievements.
But the threats to human life and health that transcend the individual doctor-patient encounter are many and varied. In grappling with them, we physicians must continue to spread the word and heighten our efforts in the decades to come.
All the best, warm regards,
Herbert L. Abrams, MD FACR FACC FAAAS
Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Radiology, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine