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Monday, December 5, 2011

Alcoholism expert Dora Goldstein dies at 89

Pharmacologist Dora B. “Dody” Goldstein, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on alcoholism and a pioneer of women in medicine, died Oct. 2 at Stanford Hospital after suffering a fall in her Palo Alto home. She was 89.

A professor emerita of molecular pharmacology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Goldstein was widely recognized for her research on the effects of alcohol on the body. Her work established some of the basic biological principles underlying alcoholism, including the mechanisms of alcohol dependence and tolerance. One of the first women to graduate from Harvard Medical School, she also became a champion for women in medicine and served in leadership positions in the civil rights and gay rights movements. > > > > Read More