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Ruth M. Litvak, PhD

School of Dentistry, 1958-1962
   Ruth M. Litvak, PhD

Ruth Litvak (1921-2013) began her professional career on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch as a brokerage clerk before moving to Chicago in 1944. In Chicago, she received a master’s degree in anthropology at the University of Chicago, then a PhD in biology in 1958.

She taught at Northwestern’s dental school from 1958-1962. While at Northwestern, Professor Litvak was featured in the Chicago Tribune for her work in assisting a murder investigation by identifying the victim through dental records.

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