Louis David Zeidberg (1906-1963) biographical file

Identifier: EBL-0979

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File contains newspaper clippings from the Nashville Banner regarding air pollution study, and published obituaries


  • 1958 - 1964

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Dr. Louis David Zeidberg, was Professor of Epidemiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and was a recognized authority on air pollution, histoplasmosis, and tuberculosis. A native of New York, he received his undergraduate degree from New York University in 1927, and earned his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1931. During World War II, he served with the Army Medical Corps, and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of major. In 1947 he earned a masters in public health from Columbia University. In 1950 he came to Nashville as an assistant in the clinical preventive medicine and public health department and directed the well know Williamson County Tuberculosis Study. He was one of the first to isolate the histoplasmosis organism in the soil, reporting that the disease was found more frequently in chicken yards and houses than anywhere else. He died in Nashville December 27, 1963.


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