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Albert Irwin Mendeloff ’38

Published in July 7, 1993, issue

AL MENDELOFF died Mar. 15, 1993, of leukemia, at Baltimore's Sinai Hospital, where he had served with distinction as chief of medicine from 1955 to 1980.

He was also professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Univ., where he founded its Division of Gastroenterology. After retirement, he was a senior consultant at a V.A. hospital and spent ten years editing the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION. He was also a consultant to N.I.H. He wrote extensively in his specialties and was highly respected.

At Princeton, he majored in classics. He qualified for the NoCourse Plan, made Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated with high honors. He earned his M.D. and M.P.H. degrees at Harvard. During WWII, he was a consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army. He joined the U.N.R.R.A. as a member of the Public Health Service and headed the mission to Greece. He then served in gastroenterology at Washington Univ. Medical School before going to Baltimore.

A] was very active in the arts and was president of a concert series at Johns Hopkins. He is survived by his widow, Natalie; sons Henry and John; and daughter Katherine '76. He loyally supported Princeton to the end.

The Class of 1938

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