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July 1984

A Memorial to Marion Baldur Sulzberger, MD

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(7):857-858. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650430043006

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Marion Baldur Sulzberger was born in New York City on March 12, 1895, and died on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24,1983. During those 88 years, Dr Sulzberger became the man many consider the dermatologist of the century. He was a compassionate, caring person of enormous intellect and boundless energy who was governed by an inquisitive, incisive, and imaginative mind. With these tools he could not avoid his destiny. Fortunately for our specialty, he spent his last 57 years in the field of dermatology.

If one examines his early adventuresome years, it is clear that he was destined to achieve greatness if he survived. At the age of 17 years, he dropped out of Harvard University and worked his way around the world as a coal trimmer aboard tramp steamers, a fence rider on sheep stations in the Australian Outback, and a camel driver. He was always looking for new and challenging

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