Emil Meirowsky (1877-1960) biographical file

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0706

Abstract

Biographical file includes photograph and obituary.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1960

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Historical or Biographical Note

Emil Meirowsky graduated from the University of Koenigsberg, Germany, School of Medicine in 1901. He took postgraduate courses at the University of Bresslau, the University of Hanburg, and Sorbonne in Paris.

Meirowsky worked as a professor of dermatology at the University of Cologne School of Medicine and was a past president of the Cologne Medical Society, the Rhineland-Westfalen Society of Dermatologists, and the Cologne Dermatological Society. He was also the founder and first director of the first lupus hospital in Graudenz, East Prussia. The hospital did research on a tuberculosis disease of the skin.

Meirowsky first came to America in 1947 and lived in Memphis. He joined the faculty at Indiana University Medical School the same year, where he did cancer and virus research. Meirowsky moved back to Tennessee in 1953 and published 11 clinical and scientific texts, many dealing with his outstanding research work on pigment, life cycle of the syphillis germ, and etiology of birth marks and congenital malformation of skin. Meirowsky discovered the virus etiology of psoriasis. He passed away in 1960 in Nashville.

Extent

0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Emil Meirowsky (1877-1960) biographical file
Author
Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
Date
2010-06-25
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

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