Oral Histories

Kurland, Al

Biographical Sketch:

Albert Kurland, M.D, was the founder of the Maryland State Psychiatric Research Center. Dr. Kurland was born in Pennsylvania to European immigrants but was sent to Baltimore to live with relatives and graduated from City College in 1932 before completing University of Maryland Medical School in 1940. He served first as an intern at Sinai Hospital when it was downtown before he became as assistant battalion surgeon and captain in the army under General George Patton. He received the Legion of Merit award for his bravery and selflessly saving the lives of many fallen soldiers, humbly giving credit for much of his own work to the new antibiotic sulfanilamide.

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Interview History:

Dates: Apr-97
Interviewer: L.Hollister



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