Dr Manuel Lederman gave his Semon Lecture on the 30th of October 1968 at the Royal Society of Medicine. He began by noting that until recently, despite ease of access, early attempts at using radiotherapy for laryngeal cancer had been ‘disasterous’. He then moved on to discuss developments within the field before exploring the indication for, methods and results of radiotherapy.
Manuel Lederman was born on the 10th of December 1911 in London, England. He worked as a radiotherapist on head and neck cancers and published a number of papers for which he received the Roentgen Award and the Barclay Medal, Lederman was also appointed as President of the Section of Radiology and Section of Oncology of the Royal Society of Medicine.