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Leo Spira

Born 1899
Died 1972

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British physician and biochemist, born December 26, 1899; died June 30, 1972, London.

Biography of Leo Spira

We have very little biographical information about Spira. It seems that he was born in eastern Europe, maybe Grodny, Poland, which is now in Belarus, and moved to England. Can you help?

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