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July 2001

Eugene M. Farber, MD (1917-2000)

Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(7):938-939. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-7-dot10001

Eugene M. Farber, MD, for 36 years professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, and president of the Psoriasis Research Institute of Palo Alto, Calif, died November 10, 2000, after a brief illness. Farber was 83 years old.

He was a native of Buffalo, NY, receiving his bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and his medical degree from the University of Buffalo in 1943. His residency years were spent at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, where he also received a master of science degree from the University of Minnesota. For 4 decades, Farber served Stanford University's Department of Dermatology as clinician, educator, research investigator, and its chairman. In his long career, which continued until a few days before his death, he lectured in 44 different countries, received honorary membership and awards from 26 foreign dermatological societies, and was the author or coauthor of 225 publications, including monographs, textbooks, chapters in textbooks, and original journal articles.

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