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Lester Breslow

Born: 17-Mar-1915
Birthplace: Bismarck, ND
Died: 9-Apr-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dean, UCLA School of Public Health, 1972-80

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

Father: Joseph Breslow (pharmacist)
Mother: Mayme Danziger
Brother: Sidney
Brother: Arthur
Wife: Alice Philp (psychologist, m. 14-Jul-1939, div. 1967, three sons)
Son: Jack
Son: Norman
Son: Stephen
Wife: Devra Miller (m. 20-Aug-1967, until his death)

    High School: West High School, Minneapolis, MN (1932)
    University: BA Psychology, University of Minnesota (1935)
    Medical School: MD, University of Minnesota (1938)
    University: MPH, University of Minnesota (1941)
    Professor: Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
    Administrator: Dean, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles (1972-80)

    Annual Review of Public Health Founding Editor (1978-90)
    California State Official Dir. of Public Health (1965-68)
    California State Official Chief, Bureau of Chronic Diseases, Health Dept. (1946-60)
    American Public Health Association President (1968-69)
    American Schools of Public Health President (1973-75)
    Institute of Medicine
    International Epidemiological Association President (1967-68)
    Risk Factors: Stuttering

Author of books:
A Life in Public Health: An Insider's Retrospective (2004, memoir)


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