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On December 2, 2012, Celia White Tabor died at home in Bethesda. Beloved wife of Herbert Tabor, loving mother of Edward (Linna) Tabor, Marilyn Tabor, Richard (Kathleen Chalfont) Tabor, and Stanley (Nathalie) Tabor, grandmother of Holly, Anna-Marie, Kristina, Nicholas, Patrick, Madeleine, Xiaoqi, Elisa, Philip, and Adrien. Born in Boston, MA November 15, 1918, attended Girls Latin School, Radcliffe College (Harvard University), and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1944 she was appointed as the first woman intern in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Resident in internal medicine, Vanderbilt University 1945-1946; researcher in pharmacology, George Washington University, and attending physician at Gallinger (now DC General) Hospital 1946-1952; researcher on biosynthesis of polyamines at National Institutes of Health 1952-2005. Commissioned officer, US Public Health Service, 1952-1988, reaching rank of Captain. Co-editor of three volumes of Methods in Enzymology. Recipient of Rose Award for biochemical research and Hillebrand Award from the Chemical Society of Washington for original contributions to the science of chemistry. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NIH Children's Inn.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 13, 2012
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