Leon Dinkin Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists primarily of medical articles written by Dr. Leon Dinkin. It includes off-prints of 35 publications, of which 32 are in German (published between 1922 and 1932); 1 in French (1933); and 2 in English (ca. 1958). Also included is a packet of photocopies of the first page of these articles, along with an introduction by Dinkin's wife Eleanor.
Also found in this collection are some correspondence (a handful of photocopies of incoming and outgoing letters, including from Albert Einstein, Margot Einstein, and Ernst Chein), an obituary from the New York Times, and an annotated political publication by Dinkin, "Can Post-War America Go Fascist?" (The Southern Israelite, April 23, 1943).
- Creation: 1922-1976
- Dinkin, Eleanor B. (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, with some English and French.
This collection is open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Leon G. Dinkin (1892-1976) was born in Vitebsk, Russia (today Belarus) and studied medicine in Berlin. After finishing his M.D. degree in 1921 he practiced medicine in Heidelberg until 1932, after which he immigrated to Paris, France, where he was known as the “refugee doctor.” In 1939 he immigrated to New York, based on the affidavit of the toy manufacturer Louis Marx of Marx Toys. In New York, he opened an office on the Upper West Side, serving mainly the German-Jewish refugee community. Dinkin died in 1976 in New York, survived by his second wife Eleanor, whom he had married in 1958. His first wife Luba, a language teacher, died in 1953.
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This collection consists primarily of medical articles written by Dr. Leon Dinkin. It also includes some correspondence, an obituary, and a political article by Dinkin.
- Guide to the Leon Dinkin Collection 1922-1976 AR 25436
- Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
- © 2012
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- September 17, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.