Born: October 26, 1890
Ohio connection: Birth
Gustav Eckstein, son of Gustav and Emma (Imig) Eckstein, was born in 1890 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a D.D.S. from the Cincinnati College of Dental Surgery in 1911 and a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1924. He practiced dentistry from 1911 until 1918 and was also professor of chemistry at the Cincinnati College of Dental Surgery from 1911 until 1915. In 1919, he married Francesca Bendeke; the marriage later dissolved. From 1922 until 1960, Eckstein served successively as instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of physiology at the University of Cincinnati. He was named professor emeritus in 1960. Eckstein's writings cover a variety of fields. He wrote several plays: Hokusai, Christmas Eve, and The Pet Shop. He wrote a novel, Kettle, as well as a number of non-fiction titles: Nogachi; Lives; Canary: The History of a Family; In Peace Japan Breeds War; and The Body Has a Head. Gustav Eckstein died September 23, 1981 in Cincinnati.