Lawrence Fishbein

Dr. Lawrence Fishbein of Fairfax, VA. died suddenly at home on Wednesday, November 9, 2005.He was born October 27, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY the son of Isadore and Pauline Fishbein.An alumnus of Brooklyn College and Georgetown University, he had a long and distinguished scientific career in the fields of biochemistry, toxicology and environmental health.Most of his career was spent in the federal civil service at the National Institutes of Health and at the Food and Drug Administration, where he retired as Deputy Director of the National Center for Toxicological Research in 1987.

A prolific author and internationally recognized authority, he remained active as a consultant to the World Health Organization, participating in conferences worldwide until very shortly before his death. He was vital, independent and intellectually active to the very end of his life and will be mourned by friends and colleagues in many countries. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Rita; daughter, Janet (Joseph) Cresswell of Hazen, ND; daughter, Jill (Bruce) Harris of Scotch Plains, NJ and son, Kenneth Fishbein of Cockeysville, MD; grandchildren, David and Wendy Harris, as well as his twin brother, Leon Fishbein of New City, NY.

Larry Fishbein in Tokyo, 1981.

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