Leo Gold­baum

TOX­I­COL­O­GIST

The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Alex Kane Rudansky

Leo R. Gold­baum, 99, an em­i­nent tox­i­col­o­gist who worked at the Armed Forces In­sti­tute of Pathol­ogy in Washington from 1952 to 1979, died of pneu­mo­nia Dec. 29 at Fox Chase Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Nurs­ing Cen­ter in Sil­ver Spring.

His son, Thomas Gold­baum, con­firmed the death.

Dr. Gold­baum was a found­ing mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Academy of Foren­sic Sciences in 1948 and spent his early ca­reer as a tox­i­col­o­gist at Belle­vue Hospi­tal in New York and what is now Wal­ter Reed Na­tional Mil­i­tary Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

He was known for his re­search into car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing.

Leo Robert Gold­baum was a na­tive of Brook­lyn and a 1934 grad­u­ate of Brook­lyn Col­lege. He re­ceived a master’s de­gree in chem­istry from New York Univer­sity in 1938 and a doc­tor­ate in phar­ma­col­ogy from Ge­orge Washington Univer­sity in 1950.

He served in the Army dur­ing World War II as a tox­i­col­o­gist in the United States. He was in the Army Re­serve un­til 1973 and re­tired at the rank of lieu­tenant colonel.

From 1960 to 1970, he worked as an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of phar­ma­col­ogy at Howard and Ge­orge Washington univer­si­ties.

Dr. Gold­baum’s first wife, the former An­nette Davis, died in 1997 af­ter 29 years of mar­riage.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 25 years, Ione Lock­hart of Washington; two chil­dren from his first mar­riage, Thomas Gold­baum of Bethesda and Keyes Anne El­liott of Dol­phin, Va.; and three grand­chil­dren.

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