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Dr. Alvin A. Stambler, longtime Baltimore pediatrician, dies

Dr. Alvin A. Stambler, longtime Baltimore pediatrician, dies

Dr. Alvin A. Stambler, a retired Baltimore pediatrician who cared for generations of infants, children and adolescents during a career that spanned more than six decades, died Sept. 26 at Gilchrist Center in Towson of complications from a fall. The longtime Lutherville resident was 91.

“He was a wonderful pediatrician who loved his patients and continued practicing until very recently. He had great empathy and care,” said Dr. Leon Strauss of Owings Mills, an ophthalmologist and longtime friend.

“When I was in medical school, he was both an exemplar and an inspiration,” said Dr. Strauss. “He was always there for his patients, family and friends.”

“A lot of doctors are...

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