Charles Aubrey LeMaistre

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Charles Aubrey LeMaistre, M.D. was President of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He was been a Plaintiff's Expert in tobacco cases.


Charles LeMaistre was President of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX from 1993 to 1994 (Dallas MN 1/12/94). LeMaistre testified for the plaintiff in the Horton case. He worked on the 1964 Surgeon General's report.(D. Barrett 5/19/94) He is also a member of the 1961-1964 Surgeon General's advisory committee on smoking and health.(E. Whelan 1984) Circa 1961, LeMaistre was a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.(E. Whelan 1984) He was a member of the first Surgeon General's Panel on smoking in 1964. He has a very good knowledge of tobacco and the politics of tobacco. (Williams & Bailey Possible Witnesses and Consultants) He is listed as a possible expert on the physiochemical nature of tobacco smoke and cellular response. (TTL Medical Expert Recommendations, 1/14/97)

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