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Runner’s Blood

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2001 - Spring


by James J. Fischer, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’65, chair and Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Word Association Publishers (Tarentum, Penn.), 2000.

Fischer is a cancer specialist and marathon runner who has written a tale of mystery and deception based on a discovery made in his own medical laboratory. This finding, developed to treat cancerous tumors, is so sophisticated that it makes blood doping seem primitive. The novel focuses on a fictional marathoner and his realization that his main rivals are illegally enhancing their performance.

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