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Goldblatt, Harrylocked

(14 March 1891–06 January 1977)
  • Susan E. Lederer


Goldblatt, Harry (14 March 1891–06 January 1977), pathologist and medical researcher, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Lithuanian immigrants Philip Goldblatt, a merchant, and Jenny Spitz. When he was six, Goldblatt’s family relocated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where his father developed a thriving business supplying coal, wood, and ice. In 1908 Goldblatt entered McGill University intending to pursue a career in mining engineering. Guided by Carrie Derrick, the first female professor at McGill University, Goldblatt developed an interest in biology and decided to study medicine. He received his medical degree in 1916 from McGill. After a year as a surgical resident at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Goldblatt, who had retained his U.S. citizenship, enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, and served as head of orthopedics and fractures at American hospitals in France and Germany....

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