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Liver Specialist, Gerald Klatskin, Dies

March 28, 1986

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Gerald Klatskin, a pioneer in the development of liver biopsy techniques and a Yale School of Medicine professor emeritus, has died. He was 75.

Klatskin died Thursday at his home after a long illness.

Klatskin was best known for his work on the correlations between biochemical and biological abnormalities and the clinical features of the diseased liver.

A New York City native, he joined the Yale faculty in 1937 and returned there after serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was a founding member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Klatskin is survived by his wife, Ethelyn Elmer Henry Klatskin, professor emeritus of psychology and pediatrics at the Yale Child Study Center, two daughters, a son and three grandchildren.

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