Honrando al Dr. Vic Sidel / Honoring Dr. Vic Sidel

Linnea Capps, Clyde Lanford (Lanny) Smith


Victor W. Sidel, médico, por muchos años fue miembro de la Escuela de Medicina Albert Einstein y del Centro Médico Montefiore, Nuevo York, falleció el 30 de enero de 2018, tenía 86 años. El Dr. Sidel tuvo una doble adscripción, tanto en la Escuela de Medicina Familiar y Social, como en Epidemiología y Salud Poblacional. Además, fue parte del Consejo Editorial de esta Revista Electrónica Bilingüe Social Medicine / Medicina Social. Su esposa Ruth había fallecido previamente, el 12 de mayo de 2016.

Editor’s Note

Victor W. Sidel, MD, a long-time member of the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center passed away on January 30, 2018. He was 86 years old. Dr, Sidel had dual appointments in Family and Social Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health. In addition, he was on the Editorial of Social Medicine. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Ruth.

This interview was published in October of 2013 as part of a Festschrift devoted to Vic’s life and work. It explores several aspects of his long career, concentrating on activism and social justice issues. This transcript is based on two interviews. One was conducted by Lanny Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H, and the other by Linnea Capps, MD, MPH. The fi-nal transcript was edited by Drs. Victor Sidel, Ruth Sidel, and Matthew Anderson.

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