Wednesday, May 09, 2018

My grandfather, Mark Falcon Lesses

Mark Falcon Lesses and Helen Rosenman Lesses
My brother Richard, the genealogist in the family, just uploaded my grandfather's obituary. He was born on May 15, 1903 and died on April 6, 1965. He was a doctor, and published extensively in several areas of medicine.
Dr. Lesses, Blood Bank Authority, 61 
Dr. Mark Falcon Lesses, 61, of 63 Hancock Ave., Newton Centre, internationally known authority on blood banks, died yesterday in Massachusetts General Hospital. 
An internist and endocrinologist, he was a graduate of Harvard College, class of 1922, and Harvard Medical School in 1926. He was an instructor at Harvard Medical and a lecturer at Simmons College. 
Dr. Lesses was chief of the blood bank at Beth Israel Hospital and was noted for his work in blood transfusions and blood banks. He was vice president of the American Association of Blood Banks and was an editor of "Transfusion," the journal of the association. 
He was the author of a comprehensive study of diseases of the thyroid gland published by Oxford Medical Publications. 
He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. 
He leaves his wife, Helen (Rosenman); two sons, ....; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Bloomberg; and a brother, Harrison, both of Swampscott. 
Memorial services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, Brookline.

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