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Henry Koplik

Born 1858
Died 1927

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American paediatrician, born October 28, 1858, New York; died April 30, 1927, New York.

Biography of Henry Koplik

Henry Koplik graduated M.D. from Columbia University, New York in 1881 and then studied in Berlin, Vienna, and Prague. He worked for 25 years at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where he established a children’s pavilion, and also the first sterilised milk depot for infants in the U.S. Henry Koplik was one of the founders of the American Paediatric Society. He died of a coronary thrombosis.

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