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Diamond, Louis K.locked

(11 May 1902–14 June 1999)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Diamond, Louis K. (11 May 1902–14 June 1999), pediatrician, was born in the Ukraine, Russian Empire, the son of Eleazor Diamond, occupation unknown, and Lena Klein Diamond. After emigrating to the United States with his parents at age two, he grew up in Manhattan. He entered Harvard University in 1919 and worked his way through school, always holding at least two jobs. Although he was initially interested in chemistry, the summers he spent working as a camp counselor in New England helped to foster an interest in the field of pediatrics. On graduating in 1923, he entered Harvard's medical school, receiving his M.D. in 1927....

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