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David A. Karnofsky

Born  1914
Died  1969

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American clinical oncologist, 1914-1969.

Biography of David A. Karnofsky

David A. Karnofsky, a specialist in cancer chemotherapy, was affiliated with the Division of Experimental Chemotherapy, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer research


  • David A. Karnofsky, C. Chester Stock, Lois P. Ridgway, and Priscilla A. Patterson
    The toxicity of vitamin b6, 4-desoxypyridoxine, and 4-methoxymethylpyridoxine, alone and in combination, to the chick embryo.
    The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1950, 182: 471-478.

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