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In Memoriam: Lester Adelson, MD (1914–2006)

Dolinak, David MD; Balraj, Elizabeth K. MD

The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 2006 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 283-284
doi: 10.1097/01.paf.0000233537.91607.61
In Memoriam

From the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio.

1. This tribute was written by Dr David Dolinak, deputy coroner, and Dr Elizabeth K. Balraj, coroner of Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, OH. Dr Dolinak never had the good fortune of meeting Dr Adelson, whereas Dr Balraj had the pleasure of working with Dr Adelson for 15 years as a deputy coroner. Both of the authors share the same respect for Dr Adelson, evidence of his far-reaching and cross-generational influence.

2. The authors wish to thank Nadine A. Bendycki, beloved daughter of Dr Adelson, for providing the photograph of him.

3. Dr Adelson's family has established the Lester Adelson M. D. Book Fund for Forensic Medicine/Forensic Pathology, at the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4923. Memorial contributions may be sent in care of this address.

Address correspondence to: David Dolinak, MD, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, 1101 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. E-mail:

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.