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Early interest in biology

Barry Commoner was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 28, 1917. His parents were Isidore Commoner, a Russian immigrant tailor, and Goldie Yarmolinsky Commoner. During his childhood in East New York and Flatbush (a section of New York City), Commoner demonstrated a keen interest in science. He spent his spare time scouring city parks for specimens he could examine under his microscope.

Commoner attended the prestigious James Madison High School, taking advantage of the school’s strong science curriculum. After high school he enrolled in Columbia University and majored in zoology (the branch of biology dealing with animals). He paid his way through college by working odd jobs, completing a bachelor’s degree with honors in 1937.

Commoner continued his studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning a master’s degree in 1938 and a doctoral degree in 1941. From 1940 through 1942 he worked as...

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