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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 23, No. 4, 2013, pp. 373-374
Bioline Code: pe13074
Full paper language: English
Document type: Editorial
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2013, pp. 373-374

 en In Memoriam Professor Mohsen Ziai; A Pediatrician with Many Gifts (July 29, 1927- March 27, 2013)
Rad, Elaheh Malakan & Rabbani, Ali


Iranian Journal of Pediatrics lost a famous Editorial Board member and the Iranian medical community lost a leader on 27th March 2013, with the death of Prof. Mohsen Ziai, at age 86. Prof. Ziai was highly respected and widely regarded as a giant in pediatrics, not only in Iran, but in the U.S. as well. Numerous textbooks teach pediatrics but no book is written on how to become a noble, dedicated and superb pediatrician. However, the life story of Prof. Ziai, illustrates how a young man from Khorasan, Iran, traveled to the U.S. soon after World War II, received a great medical education, returned home to practice and teach medicine, and ended up with a highly distinguished career in pediatrics .

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