Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957

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Birth 1891
Death 1957
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Henry E. Sigerist was born in Paris, France in 1891. He studied in Europe, served in the Swiss Army Corps, and received his M.D. from the University of Zurich in 1917. He was lecturer and professor of history of medicine at Zurich (1921-1924) and the University of Leipzig (1925-1932). He then served as professor and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (1932-1947), before becoming a research associate at Yale University (1947-1957). Sigerist published many articles and books, edited medical publications, and participated in several professional organizations until his death on March 17, 1957.

From the description of Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702154812

Henry E. Sigerist was born in Paris, France in 1891. He studied in Europe, served in the Swiss Army Corps, and received his M.D. from the University of Zurich in 1917. He was lecturer and professor of history of medicine at Zurich (1921-1924) and the University of Leipzig (1925-1932). He then served as professor and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (1932-1947), before becoming a research associate at Yale University (1947-1957). Sigerist published many articles and books, edited medical publications, and participated in several professional organizations until his death on March 17, 1957.

Henry E. Sigerist was a teacher and scholar of worldwide influence in public health policy and the history of medicine. These are some principal events in his personal and professional life:

  • 1891: was born in Paris to Ernst Heinrich Sigerist (1860-1901) and Emma (Wiskemann) Sigerist (1865-1954)
  • 1910: was graduated from the Literargymnasium in Zurich
  • 1910 - 1911 : studied oriental philology in the Universities of London and Zurich
  • 1912 - 1922 : served in the Swiss Army Medical Corps
  • 1916: married Emmy M. Escher
  • 1917: received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Zurich
  • 1921: was appointed privatdozent of the history of medicine in the University of Zurich
  • 1924: was appointed professor of the history of medicine in the University of Zurich
  • 1924: publication of Essays on the History of Medicine, Presented to Karl Sudhoff, co-edited by Charles Singer
  • 1924 - 1928 : publication of four volumes of Monumenta Medica
  • 1925: was appointed professor of the history of medicine and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine in the University of Leipzig
  • 1927: publication of Antike Heilkunde
  • 1931 - 1932 : lectured and traveled in the United States
  • 1932: was appointed professor and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine in Johns Hopkins University
  • 1932 - 1933 : publication of German editions of The Great Doctors, Man and Medicine, and American Medicine
  • 1933 - 1947 : founded and edited the Bulletin of the History of Medicine
  • 1935 - 1938 : traveled three times to the Soviet Union
  • 1937: became president of the American Association for the History of Medicine
  • 1937: publication of Socialized Medicine in the Soviet Union
  • 1938: became vice president of the International Society of the History of Medicine
  • 1939: became president of the History of Science Society
  • 1939 - 1940 : lectured in South Africa
  • 1941: publication of Medicine and Human Welfare
  • 1942 - 1945 : served as acting librarian of the William H. Welch Medical Library
  • 1943: became editor of the American Review of Soviet Medicine
  • 1943 - 1944 : served as consultant to the Board of Economic Warfare
  • 1944: chaired the Saskatchewan Health Services Survey Commission advised the Health Survey and Development Committee of the Government of India
  • 1946: publication of The University at the Crossroads
  • 1947: was appointed research associate in Yale University went to live in Casa Serena, Pura, Ticino, Switzerland
  • 1950: publication of Letters of Jean de Carro
  • 1950: 1952: lectured in Great Britain
  • 1951: publication of the first volume of A History of Medicine
  • 1954: suffered a cerebral embolism
  • 1957: died (March 17)

From the guide to the Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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  • Public health
  • Medicine--Study and teaching
  • National health services
  • Public health--Asia
  • Medicine
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  • World politics--1945-1989
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  • Public health Soviet Union
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  • World War, 1914-1918
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