Larry Gelbart, “the Jonathan Swift of Our Time,” dies from Cancer at 81

Mr. Gebart’s wife, Pat, declined to specify what type of cancer her husband had and we respect her privacy. FYI, according the the CDC (the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the top 10 cancers in American men are shown below.

Top 10 cancers for American women are here or here.

Mr. Gelbart was an award-wining writer of popular satires and social commentaries including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Tootsie, Oh God! and M*A*S*H. His friend, Emmy Award-winning actor, director, producer, comedian and writer Carl Reiner compares Larry Gelbart to the famous English-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift whose works include Gulliver’s Travels and A Modest Proposal.


Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, "a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health" and in which professional health care providers encourage "empowered patients" and value them as full partners in managing their health and wellness.

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