Herbert Pollack, 84, an emeritus professor at the George Washington University Medical School and an authority on diabetes and nutrition, died January 2 at the G.W. University Hospital. Pollack, a resident of Washington, D.C., was the founder of the American Diabetes Association and a former chairman of its food and nutrition committee. In addition, he was a former chairman of the nutrition committee of the American Heart Association and a consultant to the State Department and other agencies.

During World War II, Pollack was a colonel in the Army Medical Corps and served in Europe as the U.S. medical representative on the Inter-Allied Commission for the Study of Prison and Concentration Camps. During the Korean War, he visited the war zone to review the medical evacuation system for the surgeon general of the Army. He received an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Army for work in connection with the...

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