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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Benjamin Bernard Weinstein (1913-1974)

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.

Biography of B. Bernard Weinstein, M.D.

Dr. B. Bernard Weinstein was one of the founders in 1933 of the Tulane University History of Medicine Society, the oldest student run organization of its kind. The B. Bernard Weinstein Memorial Lecture and Banquet is held each spring where the winners of the HOMS annual History of Medicine Paper Contest are announced and recognized.

Dr. Weinstein, a native Orleanian, received his early education at Warren Easton High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in 1933, and his Medical Degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1937.

He served an internship at Tulane University School of Medicine in Gynecology and Gross Anatomy.  He was on the faculty at Tulane University School of Medicine from 1938 to 1953, when he resigned a associate professor in gynecology to go into private practice.

Dr. Weinstein was founder and leader of many international sterility and fertility societies in the United States and abroad, among them the American Society for the Study of Sterility and the International Fertility Association.
Dr. Weinstein was a senior visiting surgeon at Charity Hospital from 1938 to 1953 and later served as consultant in gynecology to Sara Mayo, Flint-Goodridge Hospitals and Touro Infirmary.

Excerpt from Obituary, Orleans Parish Medical Society Bulletin, v. 45 (June 3, 1974): 8-9

Portrait located in the Rudolph Matas Library

Benjamin Bernard Weinstein portrait, Roberto Fantuzzi artist. Donated by The Benjamin Bernard Weinstein , M.D. Family (2006).

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