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Sachs, Bernardlocked

(02 February 1858–08 February 1944)
  • Francis Schiller


Sachs, Bernard (02 February 1858–08 February 1944), pediatric neurologist, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Joseph Sachs, a teacher and boardingschool owner, and Sophia Baer. Sachs’s parents, who were Bavarian Jews, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1847, at a time of much revolutionary unrest in Europe. By 1859 the family had moved to New York. Sachs’s father sold the school when his health failed and moved the family back in 1867 to Germany, where he died two years later. Sachs’s mother died of diabetes three years after the family had returned in 1869 to New York. Here Sachs was raised by an aunt....

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