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Robert Pollack, Navy veteran, Temple professor, and celebrated scientist, dies at 94

Robert Pollack, Navy veteran, Temple professor, and celebrated scientist, dies at 94
Dr. Robert L. Pollack, 94, of Philadelphia, a scientist, author, Navy veteran, and the former chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Temple University's School of Dentistry, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, of COVID-19 at Cathedral Village.

A Navy medic during World War II, a published expert on biochemistry and nutrition, a popular professor and scientific researcher at Temple, and a world traveler, Dr.Pollack thrived as a teacher and researcher at Temple.Pollack never forgot his early days as an ambitious boy on Pentridge Street in West Philadelphia.First in South Philadelphia and then on Pentridge Street, his father, from Russia, and mother, from Lithuania, worked hard to keep Dr.

He was drafted into the Navy Hospital Corps during World War II and served stateside caring for wounded and sick soldiers.(c)2021 The Philadelphia Inquirer Visit The Philadelphia Inquirer at www.

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