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Melvin M. Grumbach


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American paediatrician.

Biography of Melvin M. Grumbach

Melvin M. Grumbach, M.D. is Edward B. Shaw Professor of Pediatrics, emeritus, the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences:

In 1992, Melvin M. Grumbach and Selna L. Kaplan jointly received the Fred Conrad Koch Award of The Endocrine Society. Grumbach received the 1997 John Howland Award of the American Pediatric Society; the year before the American Academy of Pediatrics presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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