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Excellence in Exile: German Emigré Physicians at TUSM

Alice Ettinger, M.D. (1899-1993)

Alice Ettinger, M.D. (1899-1993)

Dr. Alice Ettinger was a Professor of Radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Radiologist-in-Chief at the Boston Dispensary and New England Medical Center. "Dr. Ettinger's contributions to radiology were substantial. She was among the first radiologists in the country to recognize that the dye commonly used to provide contrast material could damage the kidneys, and she was a leader in the emerging field of tomography....A German-Jewish immigrant herself, she had been responsible for helping many who fled Nazi persecution during the 1930s."[1]

"Throughout her career Dr. Ettinger remained involved in the exploration of new frontiers of knowledge, yet she always provided a model for students and residents in her compassionate care of patients....She was awarded a gold medal by the American College of Radiology in recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments." [2]

Learn more about Dr. Alice Ettinger in Century of Excellence and at  Changing the Face of Medicine, an online exhibit honoring "the lives and achievements of women in medicine."


[1] U.S. National Library of Medicine. Changing the Face of Medicine: Dr. Alice Ettinger. Available at: Accessed: March 12, 2014.

[2] Henry H. Banks. Century of Excellence: The History of Tufts University School of Medicine, 1893-1993. Boston: Tufts University, 1993, pp. 84-85.

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