David Rabin (1934-1984) biographical file

Identifier: EBL-0811

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Biographical file includes several newspaper clippings regarding both the research of male contraceptives and that of family, colleague photographs, reprinted medical journal articles, correspondence, and CV.


  • 1980 - 1990

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David Rabin, M.D., was an internationally renowned endocrinologist who served as the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. A native of South Africa, Rabin taught medicine at Johns Hopkins University and at Hadassah Hospital and Hebrew University in Jerusalem before coming to Vanderbilt to be a professor of medicine and of obstetrics and gynecology in 1975.

Internationally recognized for his research on a synthetic hormone to be used as a male contraceptive, Rabin was the author and editor of several books and more than 200 scientific articles about reproduction and metabolism. Rabin passed away in 1984 after a courageous struggle against Lou Gehrig's disease.


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