Name and location of repository
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Emil Steinberger MD papers
- circa 1928-2008 (Creation)
1 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Name of creator
Dr. Steinberger was born December 20, 1928 in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in Poland. Both of his parents were dentists. His family fled to the Soviet Union in 1939, spent two years in the Gulag Nuziyary, and then settled in Kazakhstan. They returned to Poland after the war but then resettled in American-occupied Germany, at Kassel. Steinberg began medical school in Frankfurt but emigrated to New York in 1947. The rest of the family followed a year later.
Steinberg married Anna (surname?), whom he had met in Kazakhstan, and they ended up in Iowa City, where Steinberg earned his MD from the University of Iowa in 1955. He volunteered for the US Navy for two years and then returned to academics. He was chair of the Department of Endocrinology and Human Reproduction and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia from 1961 to 1971. In 1971, he moved to Houston to join the new UT Medical School as head of the Department of Reproductive Medicine. He left UT in 1984 to establish the Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology (note, as of 2020 this seems not to be in independent operation any more). He retired in 2001.
Dr. Steinberger died in his sleep of lung cancer on October 12, 2008, in Houston. He is buried at Emanu El Memorial Park in Houston.
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Scope and content
The Emil Steinberger MD papers contains Dr. Steinberger's reprints, which are bound in five volumes, a speech by Dr. Steinberger, a curriculum vitae, and several obituaries. He lived from 1928-2008. The collection consists of 2 boxes equaling 1 cubic foot.
Subjects: andrology, spermatogenesis
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Conditions governing access
No access restrictions.
The collection is in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Immediate source of acquisition
This material was donated by Anna Steinberger, PhD., who is the spouse of Emil Steinberger. A Deed of Gift was included with the collection.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected for this collection.
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- Citation: Emil Steinberger MD papers; MS 172; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.