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Biggs, Hermann Michael

Born: 1859 AD
Died: 1923 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators, Physicians

1859 – Hermann Michael Biggs was born on the 29th of September. American physician and health administrator.
       – He is the pioneer in the field of public health who helped apply the science of bacteriology to the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

1885 – Educated at Cornell University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, he became lecturer and professor of pathological anatomy in the latter institution.

1892-1901 – He was pathologist and director of the bacteriological laboratories and thereafter was general medical officer of the New York Department of Health.

1897 – He was appointed professor of therapeutics and clinical medicine.

1901 – In addition to his other duties he assumed the directorship of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, upon its organization.

1907 – He is associate professor of medicine in the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College.

1913 – He was chief of a board of experts appointed to make an investigation of health conditions in New York State.

1914 – He became State Commissioner of Health for New York.

1920 – He was appointed medical director of the General League of Red Cross Societies at Geneva and was knighted by the King of Spain for services in preventive medicine.

1923 – Biggs died on 23rd of June.