Canadian Medical Assocation

Montréal; McGill University, 1942. Died March 24, 2018, aged 99. Survived by 4 children and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Born and brought up in New Orleans, Edith spent much of her younger years involved in competitive swimming. She was sent to the 1936 US Olympic trials, but withdrew with the other Jewish athletes. Edith entered Louisiana State University medical school when she was 18, and was one of only 2 women in her class. After she met [her husband, Nat], she transferred to McGill and graduated with her medical degree and the Campbell-Howard Prize in Clinical Medicine in 1942. Edith continued her work in medicine for many years. She began in the hematology lab at the Jewish General Hospital during the war, and later worked in genetics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. After Nat died, she did research into Alzheimer’s disease at the Jewish Hospital of Hope Pavilion. She continued to enjoy swimming and golf into her ’90s.”