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Jessie Marmorston

I5809   Female 1901 - 1980  (79 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 2 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jessie Marmorston 
    Born 19 Sep 1901  Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOB possibly 16 Sep 1903
    Gender Female 
    1925 New York State Census 1925  2701 Grand Concourse, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Oct 1980  Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age 79 years 
    Buried Aft 21 Oct 1980  Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jessie Marmorston Weingarten (1900 - 1980) Find A Grave Memorial
    Jessie Marmorston Weingarten (1900 - 1980) Find A Grave Memorial
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: [--?--] Marmorston
    Maternal Line: [--?--] Levine
    Person ID I5809  MyMispoche
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2017 

    Father [--?--] Marmorston 
    Mother [--?--] Levine 
    Children
    +1. Jessie Marmorston
              b. 19 Sep 1901, Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Oct 1980, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     
    Family ID F2251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 1 Ancestors Julius Gottesman
              b. 21 Jul 1891, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aug 1968, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1926  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Elizabeth Gottesman-Marmostern
              b. 13 Aug 1929
              d. 21 Jul 2002, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F2249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 2 David Perla
              d. 1940 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Norma Perla-Marmostern
     2. Edith Perla
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F2250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner 3 Ancestors Lawrence A. Weingarten
              b. 30 Dec 1897, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Feb 1975, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Other partners:  Sylvia Thalberg  
    Married 1945 
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F2247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1901 - Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1925 New York State Census - 1925 - 2701 Grand Concourse, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1926 - New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1980 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • JESSIEMARMORSTON
      1903 – 1980
      by David Alan Rego

      Physician, scientist, and professor of medicine, Jessie Marmorston’s research in the connection between hormone secretion and cancer contributed to medical knowledge on the psychophysiological link between stress and disease in humans.

      Born in Kiev, Russia, on September 16, 1903, Jessie was the daughter of Aaron and Ethel (Wark) Marmorston. The family immigrated to the United States in 1906. After attending public school, young Jessie enrolled at the University of Buffalo, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 1924, She graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.

      Immediately following her academic career in Buffalo, Marmorston began an internship at Montefiore Hospital in New York City. At Montefiore, Marmorston met David Perla, a fellow intern. A shared interest in pathology and immunology grew steadily into a personal relationship. Married in 1933, the couple’s professional relationship led to a collaboration which culminated in their publication in 1926 of The Spleen and Its Relation to Resistance.

      Companions, partners, and collaborators—Perla and Marmorston’s future was cut short when Perla died an untimely death in 1940 at age forty. With their three daughters, Edith, Elizabeth, and Norma, Marmorston left her home in New York in 1943 to begin a new life in California, where she joined the faculty of the University of Southern California Medical School. In California, Marmorston met Lawrence Weingarten, a Hollywood producer, whom she married in 1945.

      While at USC, Marmorston received a series of research grants from the United States Public Health Service to support her research in endocrinology. Ten years after her appointment at USC, she became professor of experimental medicine. From 1957 until her death in 1980, Marmorston served at USC as clinical professor of medicine.

      An accomplished author in the field of medicine and medical research, Marmorston wrote on immunology, endocrinology, bacteriology, pathology, psychoanalysis, experimental medicine, clinical methods, cardiology, and the use of computers in medical research. Among her many publications Marmorston wrote Natural Resistance and Clinical Medicine (1941). As coauthor, Marmorston contributed to Psychoanalysis and the Human Situation (1984), Manual of Computer Programs for Preliminary Multivariate Analysis (1965), and Scientific Methods in Clinical Studies (1970).

      From 1952 to 1959, Marmorston investigated the relationship between hormone secretion and heart attacks in women, concluding that small amounts of estrogen administered to postmenopausal women could decrease the incidence of heart attack. Continuing her studies on endocrinology in the 1960s, Marmorston’s work in the connection between lung cancer and hormone secretion revealed a connection between emotional stress, the production of hormones, and how the two created a psychophysiological basis for some cancers.

      A member of numerous national, international, and regional medical and scientific organizations, Marmorston served her profession and her community with distinction. For thirty-six years, Marmorston served as an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles—a position she also held at Los Angeles County Hospital.

      Marmorston died in Los Angeles on October 21, 1980, at age seventy-seven. One of millions of immigrants who arrived in the United States during the golden age of immigration, Marmorston’s life work serves as an example of the contributions of Eastern European Jewish immigrants—and Jewish women—to arts, science, and letters in the United States in the twentieth century.

      Bibliography
      BEOAJ; WWIAJ (1938); WWWIA 7.

  • Sources 
    1. [S669] California Death Index, 1940-1997, (State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Sacramento, CA, 2000).
      Name: Jessie Marmorston Weingarten
      [Jessie Marmorston Marmorston]
      Social Security #: 572521600
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 16 Sep 1901
      Birth Place: Other Country
      Death Date: 21 Oct 1980
      Death Place: Los Angeles
      Mother's Maiden Name: Levine
      Father's Surname: Marmorston
    2. [S849] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
      Name: Jessie Marmorston
      Gender: Female
      Spouse: Julius Gottesman
      Child: Elizabeth M Horowitz
    3. [S806] Find a Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com/).
      Birth: Sep. 16, 1900
      Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine
      Death: Oct. 21, 1980
      Los Angeles
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA
      Physician. Nationally known researcher mainly in the field of heart disease. After joining the staff of USC in 1934 she gained prominence in female hormones and heart disease and the relationship of aspirin and heart disease. She was married to film producer Lawrence Weingarten and was personal physician to Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM.
      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Lawrence A. Weingarten (1897 - 1975)
      Inscription:
      Compassionate Physician-Great & Beautiful Lady-Loving Heart-Generous & Courageous Spirit-We love you always
      Burial:
      Hillside Memorial Park
      Culver City
      Los Angeles County
      California, USA
      Created by: Bernard Johnson
      Record added: Oct 27, 2014
      Find A Grave Memorial# 137855216