Originally created 01/01/00

Robert Greenblatt



This noted Augusta physician was internationally-known as an authority on sex and even published a book detailing the sex lives of historical figures. The native of Montreal, Canada, became an assistant resident at University Hospital in 1935. Robert Greenblatt was named chairman of the Medical College of Georgia's department of endocrinology in 1946 and would publish more than 500 medical articles and author eight books with one being about medicine in the Bible. The MCG endocrinology department, under Greenblatt's guidance, in 1966 received national attention when it developed a monthly contraceptive pill. The British Broadcasting Co. interviewed him about menopause, the state of Israel honored him for his humanitarian efforts, and he was one of 18 world authorities invited to a seminar sponsored by the Nobel Committee on reproductive physiology.