Emil Meirowsky Biographical File

Summary Information

Repository
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Title
Emil Meirowsky Biographical File
Date
1960 - 1960
Extent
0.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Biographical file includes photograph and obituary.

Preferred Citation

Meirowsky, Emil (1877-1960). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Return to Table of Contents »


Historical or Biographical Note

Emil Meirowsky graduated from the University of Koenigsberg, Germany, School of Medicine in 1901. He took postgraduate courses at the University of Bresslau, the University of Hanburg, and Sorbonne in Paris.

Meirowsky worked as a professor of dermatology at the University of Cologne School of Medicine and was a past president of the Cologne Medical Society, the Rhineland-Westfalen Society of Dermatologists, and the Cologne Dermatological Society. He was also the founder and first director of the first lupus hospital in Graudenz, East Prussia. The hospital did research on a tuberculosis disease of the skin.

Meirowsky first came to America in 1947 and lived in Memphis. He joined the faculty at Indiana University Medical School the same year, where he did cancer and virus research. Meirowsky moved back to Tennessee in 1953 and published 11 clinical and scientific texts, many dealing with his outstanding research work on pigment, life cycle of the syphillis germ, and etiology of birth marks and congenital malformation of skin. Meirowsky discovered the virus etiology of psoriasis. He passed away in 1960 in Nashville.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Return to Table of Contents »


Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Dermatology

Return to Table of Contents »