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Heinz Valtin ’49

Heinz, a revered professor emeritus of physiology who had long, stellar career in academic medicine, died Oct. 11, 2019.

Born in Germany, Heinz fled the Nazis with his mother and two brothers (including Rolf ’48) just before Kristallnacht in 1938. He majored in biology at Swarthmore, where for many years he held the Garnet pole vault record. As a faculty member at Dartmouth Medical School, which he joined in 1957, Heinz made pioneering kidney observations and wrote three highly influential textbooks on renal function that were translated into several languages.

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