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Street in Sandy Springs named for Denmark, ’28

When she retired in 2001 at the age of 103, Dr. Leila Denmark, a 1928 MCG graduate, was the world’s oldest practicing pediatrician. She was believed to be the first female pediatrician in Georgia.

Denmark died in 2012 at the age of 114, but when she practiced she had offices in Atlanta, Forsyth County and Sandy Springs.

This week, the city of Sandy Springs will make sure she’s remembered every time a driver passes one of the city’s street signs in its new downtown area.

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