Yusuf Ibrahim (doctor)

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A portrait of Dr. Ibrahim, taken in Leipzig, Germany, in 1953 shortly before his death.

Yusuf Ibrahim (May 27, 1877 in Cairo, Egypt – February 3, 1953 in Jena, Germany), also known as Yusuf Bey Murad Ibrahim, was a physician and pediatrician. He was responsible for the description of congenital cutaneous candidiasis, originally known as Beck-Ibrahim disease. The discovery of his association with the Nazi euthanasia program during the World War II resulted in an effort to rename this disease.[1] The clinic for child and adolescent medicine at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena also chose to change its name from Kinderklinik Jussuf Ibrahim after his Nazi past was uncovered.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Strous, Rael D.; Edelman, Morris C. (2007). "Eponyms and the Nazi Era: Time to Remember and Time for Change". Israel Medical Association Journal. 9: 207–214.