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FAIR LAWN - Dr. Albert Schatz, a professor at Temple University in New York and a researcher whose latest study concerns fluoridation, has been awarded the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France for his outstanding scientific contributions.
The medal, Frances highest decoration for a humanitarian, was presented at a ceremony in Paris while Dr. Schatz attended the 21st Congress of Naturopathy, sponsored by the French Federation of Naturopathy and the Institute of Biological Humanism.
Dr. Schatz, codiscoverer of the antibiotic streptomycin, the first drug effective for treating tuberculosis, says that fluoridated drinking water in Chile has increased infant mortality and the overall death rate. A professor at the University of Chile from 1962 to 1965, Dr. Schatz was named a most distinguished professor there in 1965 for his scientific contributions.
An honorary member of numerous scientific, medical, and dental societies in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, Dr. Schatz has received honorary degrees and titles from five universities, and a fellowship in Great Britain's Royal Society of Health.
A 1938 Passaic High School graduate, he lives at 15-02 11th St.