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Rudolf Ehrmann was Albert Einstein's personal physician. Ehrmann was a professor of internal medicine at the University of Berlin from 1916 to 1939 before immigrating to the United States with the help of Einstein. Ehrmann taught at New York Univeristy Medical School from 1939 to 1944. He is known for his work with Samuel James Meltzer in developing the Meltzer-Ehrmann reaction.

Gail Monroe Dack, 1901-1976 was a physician, bacteriologist, educator, and author. He was president of the American Society for Microbiology in 1953, and was known for his work in nutrition and food safety. He once self-experimented and gave himslef food poisoning by eating cake tainted with staphylococcus. He also founded the first Food Research Institute at the University of Chicago.

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Albert Einstein sitting at table with Dr. Rudolf Ehrmann, Gail Monroe Dack, and Helen Dukas, Leo Baeck Institute, F 5322E.