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Klein, Edmundlocked

(22 October 1922–23 July 1999)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Klein, Edmund (22 October 1922–23 July 1999), dermatologist, was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of David Klein, a scholar and cantor, and Helen Bibelman Klein. As a student in secondary school, Klein barely escaped from Austria in 1938, during the Anschluss. Although he managed to convince his sister that she should leave as well, he was unable to persuade his parents to accompany him. He landed in England with no funds, job, or place of residence, moving soon afterward to Canada. Still penniless, he nevertheless entered the University of Toronto and received a bachelor's degree in 1947. He remained at Toronto to attend medical school and earned his M.D. under the direction of Dr. ...

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