Israeli physician, Jerusalem, born 1902, Bialystok, Poland, died 1968, Jerusalem.
Biography of Lipman Halpern
Lipman Halpern studied medicine in Königsberg and continued in Berlin and Zürich to specialize in neuropsychiatry. In 1934 he immigrated to Eretz-Israel (then Palestine), where he founded and expanded the Department of Neurology at the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. Unger his guidance the deåartment became a leader in clinical neurology, nurological research and teaching. For the graduation of the first class of the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1952, he authored the "Oath of the Hebrew Physician," which went on to become the official oath for all new physicians graduating from Israeli faculties of medicine. " In 1953 he became the first Israel Prize laureate in Medicine.
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