American pathologist, born 1906, New York; died 1977, Palm Springs, California.
Biography of Louis Lichtenstein
Louis Lichtenstein qualified at Yale University Medical School in 1929. He trained in pathology at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and became an of instructor of pathology at the Louisiana State University. He subsequently spent 12 years at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, and then moved to California. He has held various academic posts in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Louis Lichtenstein has published more than 50 papers and two textbooks,
Obituary: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Boston, 1978, 60: 416.
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