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Dr. Liebe S. Diamond of Pikesville, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, dies

Dr. Liebe S. Diamond of Pikesville, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, dies

Dr. Liebe S. Diamond, who despite being born with several missing fingers and toes went on to become an internationally acclaimed pediatric orthopedic surgeon, died Wednesday from lymphoma at her Pikesville home. She was 86.

"She was a very bright woman who had an unbelievable drive. There was nothing she wouldn't attempt to do," said Dr. Jerome P. "Jerry" Reichmister, chief of orthopedic surgery at Sinai Hospital and a former student of Dr. Diamond. "She was just an amazing woman."

The daughter of Max Sokol, an attorney, and Anne Hirschhorn Sokol, a homemaker, the former Liebe Sokol was born in Baltimore at Sinai Hospital.

She was born with...

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