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Irving Freiler Stein

Born  1887
Died  1976

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American gynaecologist, born September 19, 1887, Chicago; died 1976.

Biography of Irving Freiler Stein

Irving Feiler Stein graduated from Rush Medical College in 1912. He trained in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Michael Reese Hospital, and from 1916 he remained affiliated with this hospital for the rest of his life. He also held senior academic appointment in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Northwestern University Medical School and was a senior member of the staff of the highland Park Hospital. Stein's main field of investigation was female infertility. Michael Leo Leventhal, with whom he shares eponymic fame, was his colleague.

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