John K. Lattimer, 92, a world-renowned urologist who treated celebrities, cultural icons, and Nazi leaders during the Nuremberg war-crimes trials, has died.
Dr. Lattimer, who died Thursday at a hospice near his home in Englewood, N.J., helped establish the discipline of pediatric urology and developed a cure for renal tuberculosis. His daughter announced his death.
For 25 years, he was a professor and chairman of the urology department at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York, where he received his medical degree.
As an Army doctor in World War II, he treated hundreds of casualties during the Normandy invasion at a makeshift hospital. He later was stationed in Munich and, during the war-crimes trials, treated top-ranking Nazi officials including Hermann Goering and Albert Speer.
In 1972, the family of President John F. Kennedy chose him to be the first nongovernmental medical specialist to review evidence in his assassination. - AP