Date of birth : August 16, 1901, Minnesota.
Addresses 1371 N Ridegwood Place, Los Angeles (30's)
164 South Mansfield, Los Angeles (1934)
711 Maple Drive, Beverly Hills (since the 50's).
Graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School, for 4 years he was house surgeon at the Los Angeles County General Hospital and in 1927 became there the first surgical resident; he joined the staff of the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in 1931 and was chief of staff there from 1958 to 1962. He helped direct the lengthy negotiations that resulted in the merger of Cedars and Mt Sinaï Hospital into Cedars-Sinaï Medical Center
On September 19, 1934, he married Marcella Barnett (May 15, 1908, Virginia-December 25, 1988, New York)
She was David O'Selznick's personal assistant at the MGM until 1941, and had among her friends, many movie stars. So, quite naturally, her husband Marcus became the doctor of the stars, among them Lucille Ball, Eddie Cantor, George Bruns, Dean Martin.
They had 4 children : Frank Ian (July 17, 1942, Los Angeles-November 24, 1991, Los Angeles), Dinah Rose (November 5, 1943, Illinois-June 5, 1992, Los Angeles), Mark Jonathan (May 15, 1946, Los Angeles) and Paul Hartley (August 16, 1947, Los Angeles).Link with Marilyn
On April 28, 1952 he removed Marilyn's appendix at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.
Her gynecologist, Leon Krohn, was present during the surgery.
Before the surgery, Marilyn who was convinced that this surgery could compromise her ability to have children, scotched on her stomach a pathetic message in which she asked him to be extremely careful :
"Dear Doctor Rabwin
Cut as little as possible I know it seems vain but
that doesn't really enter in to it . The fact I'm a woman is important
and means much to me Please I can't ask you enough what you can. Im in
You have children and you must know what it means. Please Dr Rabwin. I know somehow you will. Thank you thank you thank you. For Gods sakes. Dear Doctor no ovaries removed Please again do whatever you can to prevent large scars. Thanking you with all my heart".