Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

CharlotteCharlotte De Croes Jacobs is the author of Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease,published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. The book chronicles the life of an esteemed and controversial physician-scientist whose remarkable discoveries and passionate drive to cure cancer changed the course of cancer therapy. The Wall Street Journal named it one of the “Five Best books on doctors lives.” The San Francisco Chronicle placed it among its “summer reading recommendations.” Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone, described Jacobs’s book as “exquisite, compelling.”

Jacobs is currently working on her second biography, Jonas Salk: American Icon, Scientific Outcast. She is the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine (emeritus) at Stanford University. A native of Kingsport,Tennessee, she currently lives in Stanford, California.

Contact Information:

Literary Agent:
Robert Lescher
Lescher & Lescher, LTD.
346 East 84th St.
New York, NY 10028


Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease (Stanford University Press, 2010)