Dr. Charles LeMaistre, now 91, is finishing a book chronicling the surgeon general's advisory committee on smoking and lung cancer he was appointed to in the early 1960s and the aftermath of the panel's landmark report. The former MD Anderson Cancer Center president also continues working to ensure cancer patients have access to treatments. Modern Healthcare interviewed LeMaistre before he was inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame on March 15.
Video: 2015 Health Care Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Charles LeMaistre
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