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Herman Grossman M.D.

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Herman Grossman M.D. Obituary
Herman Grossman MD


Herman Grossman MD, (born April 25, 1924 in Naugatuck Connecticut), renowned pediatric radiologist, beloved husband and father passed away on Sunday February 11 at age 93. Herman led a wonderful life which included naval service in WW2 as a lieutenant on an LST, college at UNC Chapel Hill, graduate studies at Wesleyan University and medical school at Columbia college of Physicians and Surgeons. He was a very personal and beloved pediatrician in the era of house calls, and then to be of further service to others, he pursued an advanced degree in Pediatric Radiology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Following this study, Herman was an Associate Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Cornell University Medical Center until 1971 when he accepted the challenge of starting the Pediatric Radiology Department at Duke Medical Center. There he served as Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology until his retirement in 1997. He left that post with huge accolades and the establishment of the annual Herman Grossman Lecture in Pediatric Radiology in his honor. His scientific research was widely published in journals and books, and he further served on numerous committees and boards during his long career, including as the Chairman for the Committee for Radiology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Outside of the world of medicine, Herman had a passion for tennis, Duke Basketball, and travel. He and his wife of 68 years, Eunice Hertzmark Grossman, enjoyed visiting the world together. Later in life, Herman also white water rafted and camped his way through the Grand Canyon and traveled to Antarctica, demonstrating his determination and athleticism. Herman will be deeply missed by his three daughters – Gayle, Wendy, and Phyllis, his son-in laws Gerard and Jay, and his grandchildren Andrea, Alex, Michael, and Jonathan. Herm's last wishes were that his ashes be placed in the Searle Center Wall which honors the legacy of all the men and women who helped build the Duke University School of Medicine and Medical Center. His family will always be grateful for the loving care and attention that he received from the staff of the Forest at Duke health care center on the Holbrook floor. Donations may be made to the , or the . Condolences may be shared with the family at CremationSocietyNC.com
Published in The News & Observer on Feb. 16, 2018
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