David Hume Kennerly
Wherever history has happened for over 40 years, David Hume Kennerly has been there to document it with a vision and eye for capturing the most poignant moments in a way that is almost uncanny.

David spent two years in Vietnam literally in the line of fire, recording some of the most emotional and controversial events this country has ever experienced. His work there garnered a Pulitzer Prize.

Upon returning home, he and his camera were present from the student protests to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy; from Nixon's rise and fall to the healing years of Ford and Carter; from the first attempts at Middle East diplomacy to the advent of Reaganism and the crumbling of the Soviet Union; from the Clinton and Bush dynasties to an exploration of life in America during the year after 9/11; all the way to the most important events of the past few years.

Along the way, David served as President Ford's personal White House photographer and has stayed close with the family and continued to document their life since.

It seemed only natural that he was the ideal person to capture the amazing stories that are unfolding at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Stories that, in their own way, are poignant and significant in the evolution of the human saga. David had never done a project like this before. We asked. Fortunately, he said yes.

The Deathstalker Scorpion. It possesses one of the most potent venoms of any scorpion on earth. Yet someday, we may have to rename it the Lifegiver Scorpion. Research has shown that the venom of the Deathstalker contains chlorotoxin which attaches to specific brain cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone. If chlorotoxin can be used to carry radioactive atoms along with it to the cancer cells, those cells may be singled out and destroyed.

What’s more, chlorotoxin appears to keep cancer cells from shrinking and moving, so the cancer can’t spread. At NewYork-Presbyterian, a recently completed Phase II clinical trial may bring this treatment to reality. So, when it comes to the Deathstalker, the adage, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” could soon have a whole new meaning.
Learn more at: www.nyp.org/amazingthings.