Jacob Sheskin

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Professor Sheskin (center, in suit and tie) and his research team at the Jerusalem Hospital in 1980

Professor Jacob Sheskin, sometimes known as Sheskin Jacob (Hebrew: יעקב שסקין‎w; 1914 in Vilna, Russia – April 17, 1999 in Jerusalem) was an Israeli physician best known for his 1964 serendipitous discovery that thalidomide can be used as a treatment for leprosy at Hadassah University in Jerusalem.[1]

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Professor Sheskin's medal

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