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Dr. Eugene Straus NEW YORK, NEW YORK- Dr. Eugene Straus, a remarkable person died at age 70. A noted physician, teacher, scientific researcher and author passed away after a long illness on Saturday, April 2nd, in N.Y.C. He was a Renaissance man who was Chief of Digestive Diseases at the State University of New York- Health Science Center in Brooklyn, co - chair of their Department of Medicine and director of the largest Digestive Disease training program in the country at this institution. A gastroenterologist by training, he had a notable career as a biomedical researcher developing a unique test for tuberculosis now used around the world. Working on groundbreaking clinical research alongside Sol Berson and Rosalyn Yalow, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Medicine, they developed revolutionary new techniques in radioimmunoassay that determined the exact concentration of hormones in blood. Straus taught for several decades at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx as well as numerous other Medical Centers in N.Y.C. and was co-chair with Rosalyn Yalow of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Montefior Medical Center. He was an Honorary member of the Endocrine Society and recently honored by Downstate Medical School for his long career in medical research and teaching. Notable among his more than 150K published papers and research are two books, "Rosalyn Yalow-Nobel Laureate: Her Life and Work in Medicine" and "Medical Marvels" - the 100 greatest Advances in Medicine, a book co-written with his son Alex and illustrated by his wife of 20 years Bette Korman. He is survived by his wife Bette, an artist, educator and founder of the Childrens Museum of Manhattan, his son Alex of South Carolina, his daughter Sylvie of New York, his daughter Allegra of Connecticut, his grandchildren and his sister Ruth Gainer.

Published in Daily Freeman on Apr. 10, 2011
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