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

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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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referencedIn Boas, Ernst Phillip, 1891-1955. Papers, 1907-1980. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Ira Vaughan Hiscock papers, 1918-1979, 1925-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Pleadwell, F. L. (Frank Lester), 1872-1957. F. L. Pleadwell papers, 1880-1973 (bulk 1930-1957) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Zilboorg, Gregory, 1890-1959. Gregory Zilboorg papers, 1910-1960. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hiscock, Ira Vaughan, 1892-. Ira Vaughan Hiscock papers, 1918-1979 (inclusive), 1925-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, circa 1800-circa 1998, bulk 1863-1974 Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
creatorOf Sigerist, Henry Ernest, 1891-1957. Henry Sigerist's translation of Johann Peter Frank's "The people's misery" / [1941]. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf New York Society for Medical History. New York Society for Medical History records, 1938-1955. New York Academy of Medicine
referencedIn Collection of material related to a farewell dinner for Dr. and Mrs. Henry E. Sigerist, 1947. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Olitsky, Peter K. Papers, 1917-1964. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Collection of material related to a farewell dinner for Dr. and Mrs. Henry E. Sigerist., 1947-1948 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
creatorOf Pleadwell, F. L. (Frank Lester), 1872-1957. Papers, 1910-1953 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Rosen, George, 1910-. George Rosen papers, 1912-1978 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Ernst P. Boas Papers, ca. 1907-1955 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Winslow, C.-E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957. Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers, 1874-1977 (inclusive), 1915-1945 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Robinson, Victor, 1886-1947. Papers, 1910-1947 and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf [Henry Ernest Sigerist, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Richard Harrison Shryock papers, [ca. 1918-1972], Circa 1918-1972 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American-Soviet Medical Society Records, 1942-1987 (bulk 1943-1948) History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957. Drafts of articles / Henry E. Sigerist, 1941-1943. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957. Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Yale University. School of Medicine. Department of the History of Science and Medicine, School of Medicine, Yale University, records, 1949-1981 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957. [Collection of publications by Henry E. Sigerist]. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
creatorOf American-Soviet Medical Society. American-Soviet Medical Society records, 1942-1987 (bulk 1943-1948). National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Edwin Richard Weinerman papers, 1908-1970 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Peter K. Olitsky papers, 1917-1964, 1917-1964 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Weinerman, E. Richard (Edwin Richard), 1917-1970. Edwin Richard Weinerman papers, 1908-1970 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Philadelphia. General Hospital. Osler Memorial Committee. Records, 1894-1941 (span), 1940-1941 (bulk). College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Abt, Isaac A. (Isaac Arthur), 1867-. Material pertaining to the identity of Giles Parsons and his A little book of rare receipts for the cure of several distempers : [England?], [19--?]. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers, 1874-1977, 1915-1945 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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Medicine--Study and teaching
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Public health--Asia
Medicine
History, Medieval
World politics--1945-1989
Medicine--United States
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Medicine--History
World War, 1914-1918
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National health services--Soviet Union
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