AUGUST 31, 2021
THE TRADITION SENIOR LIVING
Dr. Marvin Stone reminisces as we talk in the library of his comfortable North Dallas home. He has had a most magnificent career in medicine, including being the first chief of oncology and director of the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas— positions he held for 32 years—and, prior, being on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in hematology-oncology. His total accomplishments comprise far more than these, including multiple teaching awards and being the author of more than 250 published medical articles.
In his new book, When to Act and When to Refrain, Dr. Stone looks back on teaching, doing research and caring for patients, all three of which he enjoyed tremendously. The rest of the book’s title – A Lifetime of Learning the Science and Art of Medicine – is telling. The Science is obvious, but what is the “Art?”