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Leon Dinkin Collection

Identifier: AR 25436

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


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, with some English and French.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Biographical Note

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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Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • September 17, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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