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Maurice Goldenhar

Born 1924
Died 2001

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American physician, born 1924; died September 11, 2001.

Biography of Maurice Goldenhar

Maurice Goldenhar emigrated from Belgium to the United States of America in 1940. After the war he returned to Europe for medical studies, and then returned to the United States. He was a general practitioner who practiced in the U.S. all of his life. The "Maurice Goldenhar Family Medicine Update", Stony Brook University Hospital, State University of New York, is named in his honour.

Goldenhar's work of 1952 was his medical thesis at the University of Geneva. This explains why he is often referred to as a "Swiss ophthalmologist".

We thank Susan Pachter, Goldenhar's niece, Francine Goldenhar, his daughter, and Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

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