|Birth: ||Apr. 26, 1907|
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 1985|
Home News Tribune - JUN. 25, 1985.
Dr. Leon A. Greenberg, 78, a pioneer in alcohol testing.
PRINCETON TOWNSHIP - Dr. Leon A. Greenberg, 78, of Philip Drive died Sunday at his home following a long illness. He was a physiologist and noted authority on the effects of alcohol on the human body.
He was born in New Britain, Conn., and lived in Princeton since 1962.
He was the inventor of the alcometer, an early breath-testing device, and the alco-calculator, a slide rule for calculating alcohol levels.
He was a member of the National Safety Council and wrote many papers and texts on alcohol consumption and driving.
He was also a past president of the Quarterly Journal on Alcohol Studies.
Dr. Greenberg received a bachelor's degree and a doctorate from Yale University, where he began teaching in 1933. He became a professor in 1943, and director of the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies in 1957.
Under his direction, the Center for Alcohol Studies moved in 1962 to Rutgers University, where he was director of physiological research until his retirement in 1974. Since then, he had been a consultant.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian Freeman Greenberg; a daughter, Martha Dennis of La Jolla, Calif.; two sons, Dr. Richard Greenberg of North Easton, Mass., and Dr. Robert Greenberg of Newton, Mass.; a sister, Ruby Krupp of Stamford, Comm,; a brother, Abe Greenberg of Bridgeport, Conn., and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be at noon Wednesday from the Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau St., Princeton.
Burial will be Thursday in Plymouth Rock Cemetery, Brockton, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family will receive friends at home on Saturday night and Sunday.
Arrangements are being made by the Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Ave., Princeton.
Lillian F Greenberg (1911 - 2001)*
Plymouth Rock Cemetery
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