Jaffe went on to pioneer the use of cobalt therapy
and nuclear medicine in the fight against cancer and heart disease and many of her books involved strong women married to doctors.
This not-for-profit hospital offers such services as an alcoholism and chemical-dependency unit, cobalt therapy
, magnetic-resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, outpatient surgery and outpatient rehabilitation services.
Orgotein (superoxide dismutase) has been marketed in Europe to protect patients undergoing cobalt therapy
from radiation toxicity/side effects.
With more than 40 years of commitment to the cobalt therapy
Birsner was the first physician to bring modern radiation therapy to Bakersfield, establishing the first cobalt therapy
unit in his office in 1957.