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Benjamin Sacks

Born 1896
Died 1939

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American physician, born 1896.

Biography of Benjamin Sacks

Benjamin Sacks was a pupil of Emanuel Libman. In 1923-1924 they isolated an undescribed type of endocarditis, which they described as atypical verrucous endocarditis (Libman-Sacks Disease; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). Characterized by a facial rash and fever, dermatologists had earlier described the disease, but Libman and Sacks presented the first complete clinical picture, with and without skin lesions. Sacks also wrote on Hindu medicine.

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