Prior to World War II, Dr. Gerson and his family immigrated to the United States. In 1938 he passed his medical board exams and received his license to practice medicine in the state of New York. For twenty years, he treated hundreds of cancer patients who had been given up to die after all conventional treatments had failed. Although only a handful of peer-reviewed journals were receptive to the "radical" idea of using nutrition in the treatment and prevention of disease, Dr. Gerson continued publishing articles on his therapy in Europe. In 1958, based upon thirty years of experimentation, Dr. Gerson published his theory, treatment plan and case studies here in this medical monograph, A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases. Dr. Gerson, a pioneer in holistic health, was a man of vision. He was correct in his prediction that a toxic environment combined with a diet deficient in essential nutrients would lead to the escalation of cancer and many other degenerative diseases. Although ridiculed in his time, research findings now confirm that nutrition is a powerful and effective means of treating disease. Dr. Max Gerson died in 1959, eulogized by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who wrote: "I see in him one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine. Many of his basic ideas have been adopted without having his name connected with them. Yet, he has achieved more than seemed possible under adverse conditions. He leaves a legacy which commands attention and which will assure him his due place. Those whom he has cured will now attest to the truth of his ideas."Gerson, Max is the author of 'Cancer Therapy Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer' with ISBN 9780961152628 and ISBN 0961152621.