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Arye Feigenbaum Dead at 96

February 23, 1981
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One of the grand old men of Israeli medicine, Prof. Arye Feigenbaum, died in Jerusalem this weekend at the age of 96. His body lay in state at the Hadassah Medical School today before burial at the Mount of Olives Cemetery, where Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, is interred.

Feigenbaum was a pioneer ophthalmologist. He came to Palestine in 1913 to head the eye department at the Strauss Medical Center. When the Center was taken over by the Hadassah organization, Feigenbaum became head of ophthalmology at Hadassah. His life-long work in eye diseases helped to reduce the incidence of trachoma and acute seasonal ophthalmia in Palestine. The author of numerous papers and books on medicine, he wrote “The Eye,” the first Hebrew text book on ophthalmology.

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