St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

GENE B. STARKLOFF, 79; SURGEON, PROFESSOR.(News)(Obituary\Dr. Gene B. Starkloff {Headline}Gene B. Starkloff, 79; Surgeon, Professor )(Obituary)

Dr. Gene B. Starkloff, surgeon and professor, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 1994) of infirmities at Mari De Villa Nursing Home in west St. Louis County. He was 79 and had made his home for years on Westminster Place in the city's West End.

Dr. Starkloff was one of the pioneers in intestinal bypass surgery for grossly overweight people. In his non-medical pursuits, he played a bit of professional baseball, served in an embassy and wrote a book on the finer points of running field trials for Labrador retrievers.

His father was Dr. Max C. Starkloff, the city health commissioner whose name later graced the old City Hospital as its formal name.

The senior Starkloff passed along medical lore to his son, who at age 7 could identify by name all 208 bones in the human body. …

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