Dr. Samuel R. Natelson
Samuel R. Natelson, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB passed away on March 31 in Knoxville, Tennessee at the age of 92. Dr. Natelson was a founder of both AACC and NACB and served on the NACB Board of Directors 1976-79. In 1965, he was presented the AACC’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Natelson published numerous scientific articles, several books, and held 49 patents. He was proudest of his work in developing the instrumentation, methodology and theory in the care of premature infants, which laid the laboratory foundation for modern neonatology. After his retirement at age 70 from Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Natelson was an adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and continued to publish innovative scientific papers until age 86. Dr. Natelson was born February 28, 1909 in New York City and obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from New York University in 1931. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel D. Natelson, and is survived by four children, one brother, two sisters, and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901.