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Maurice Victor

Born 1920-05.05
Died 2001-06-21

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American neurologist, born May 5, 1920, Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada, died June 21, 2001, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Biography of Maurice Victor

Maurice Victor was the son of immigrant parents from what is now Belarus and Lithuania. He was born in Canora, Saskatchewan and grew up in Winipeg. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1938 and received his medical dagree from that universioty in 1943. He immediately entered the Canadian army, rising to captain in the medical corps He was decorated for his service in Europe.

He immigrated to the United States to train in hematology and neurology. He specialized in neurology, and in 1951 he joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and began to teach in the department of neurology at Harvard Medical School. Eleven years later, he became a professor at Case Western Reserve University and the director of the neurology department at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He retired in 1986. He died from prostatic cancer in 2001, 81 years old.

From the obituary in New York Times June 29, 2001.

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