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Obituary: Avram Goldstein, founder of ASPET's 'Molecular Pharmacology' journal dies at 92

February 02, 2016


Avram Goldstein, 92, an emeritus professor of pharmacology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and one of the discoverers of endorphins in the late 1970s, died June 1 after a long decline.

Among his accomplishments, Goldstein helped orchestrate the medical school’s emergence in the 1950s as a powerhouse for medical research by recruiting its faculty and shaping its curriculum, wrote a pharmacology textbook, founded a journal, organized California’s first major methadone program and made breakthrough discoveries in his lab about how narcotic drugs work in the brain...

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