A lifetime pursuit of diabetes through chance

Paul Z Zimmet
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03679.x
Published online: 7 June 2010

In reply: Dr Smolilo has challenged my claim that my father, the late Dr Jacob Zimmet, worked in a hospital in Tarnopol, Poland, and without salary, in the pre-World War II period.1 I am pleased to refute Smolilo’s inaccurate claims.

  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, VIC.


  • 1. Zimmet PZ. A lifetime pursuit of diabetes through chance. Med J Aust 2009; 191: 632-636. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Strauss HA, editor. Hostages of modernization: studies on modern antisemitism, 1870–1933/39. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1993.
  • 3. Rutland SD. Take heart again. The story of a fellowship of Jewish Doctors. Sydney: Fellowship of Jewish Doctors of New South Wales, 1983.


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