Louis S. Goodman, a pharmacologist who helped develop the chemical treatment of cancer and was one of the first doctors to join the faculty of the University of Utah College of Medicine, died last Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, of a heart attack at his Salt Lake City home. He was 94.
At his request, no funeral is planned.
Dr. Goodman was chairman of the University of Utah Department of Pharmacology from 1944 until he retired in 1971. He stayed on as a professor through the early 1990s.
He was best known for his book "The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics," which he wrote with Yale University professor Alfred Gilman.
Published in 1941, it remains one of the most authoritative and widely used textbooks in its field. With the fifth edition, two associate editors were added, including Gilman's son, Alfred Goodman Gilman, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1994. The book is now in its 10 edition.
Dr. Goodman was one of the first to use a nitrogen mustard as an anticancer drug. He was also the first to write on the chemical use of a chemotherapeutic agent for lymphosarcoma and leukemia.
He received his bachelor's degree in 1928 from Reed College in Portland, Ore., and both master's of arts and medical degrees from the University of Oregon School of Medicine in 1932. He was a house officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and in 1934 was appointed a National Research Council Fellow in Pharmacology at Yale.
Dr. Goodman was named instructor of pharmacology at Yale in 1935 and assistant professor in 1937. In 1943, he became professor and chairman of pharmacology and physiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. A year later, he left to become chairman and professor of pharmacology at the new four-year University of Utah College of Medicine.
Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Goodman Turkanis of Salt Lake City and Debora Goodman of Seattle; four grandchildren; and a brother, Morton Goodman of Portland, Ore.