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Brill, Nathan Edwin

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1925 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Physicians

1860 – Born on January 3rd in New York City. American physician and diagnostician of "Brill’s Disease".

1879 – He was an intern at the Bellevue Hospital.

1880 – Brill attended the New York University College, receiving his medical doctorate.

1882 – He was appointed physician at the Mount Sinai Hospital, becoming professor at the College of Physicians and surgeons.

1893 – He was appointed attending physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and became one of the leading diagnosticians.

         – He was one of the first to introduce into the U.S. the operation of splenectomy for thrombocytopenic purpura.

1898 – Brill translated Georg Klemperer’s book Clinical Diagnosis and discovered a previously unrecognised form of typhus which is called recurrent typhus – Brill-Zinsser’s disease – in immigrants from Eastern Europe without body lice.

1925 – Died on December 13th.