Oral History Interview: Henry Pitot (1356)
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National Cancer Institute
War on Cancer
President's Cancer Panel
National Cancer Advisory Board
UW Carbone Cancer Center
UW Medical School
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Henry Clement Pitot
Abstract: In his September 2013 interview, the pathologist and cancer researcher Henry Clement Pitot addressed his career at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. He discussed how he was recruited to the department as well as the men who helped him become a scientist. He also talked about his McArdle colleagues, including Van Potter, Harold Rusch, and Jim and Betty Miller. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program. Pitot discussed his tenure as an administrator, first as the chair of the pathology department, then as the acting dean of the medical school and the director of the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. Pitot offered details about the difficulties and controversies he faced as head of pathology and dean of the medical school, and discussed his activities as director of McArdle and his goals for the department. Pitot continued discussing his administrative work as the director of the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. Pitot explained his family's role in helping him with his work by hosting parties. He also talked about fund raising efforts at McArdle and other outreach work he did as the lab's director. Pitot then discussed national cancer policy, including the increase in cancer research funding in the early 1970s and its effect on cancer research in the United States. Pitot also offered further thoughts about his tenure on the National Cancer Advisory Board and the President's Cancer Panel. Pitot discussed his research on liver cancer, beginning with how he became interested in the question as a student and continuing through his work at McArdle, which centered on delineating the steps of multistage carcinogenesis in the liver, and trying to locate a spot where this process could be arrested or disrupted. Pitot also talked about his teaching career, as well as his family background and how his religious belief informed his scientific work. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program.
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