Korine, Ezra

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KORINE, EZRA (1906–1976), Israeli physician. Born in Iraq where he was active in Jewish and Zionist educational institutions, he graduated from the Medical School in Beirut, after which he immigrated to Israel in 1951. He served as a specialist in ear, nose and throat diseases at the Tel ha-Shomer Hospital, and he devoted himself particularly to the rehabilitation of deaf children and to the advancement of children from Iraq. He also undertook research into the history of the Jewish community of Iraq. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1976 for special contributions in social and national fields.