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Pedro P Polakoff, 2nd.

Dr. Pedro Polakoff 2nd. (abt. 1926-1999) was a long-time resident of Elkins Park, Penn.

According to his obituary, Dr. Polakoff was born in Philadelphia, graduated in 1944 from Central High School and served in the Army's occupational forces in Europe from 1944 to 1946.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1949 from the University of Pennsylvania and in 1953 earned a degree from Hahnemann Medical College. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Hahnemann Hospital, and he completed his neurosurgical residency at Graduate Hospital.

Dr. Polakoff was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honors societies, and his professional memberships included the American College of Neurosurgeons, Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and Philadelphia County Medical Society.

An avid Flyers fan and stamp collector, he was a member of the American Philatelic Society and the German Philatelic Society.

Dr. Polakoff was a supporter of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Dr. Polakoff's stamps, including his Inverted Jenny, were offered in an online collaboration between Ebay and Sotheby's in 2002.

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