Biography of Eli Moschcowitz
Eli Moschcowitz was two years old when his family emigrated to America. Moschcowitz qualified in medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in 1903, and then went to Berlin to study pathology with Ludwig Pick (1868-1955).
Back in his new country, Moschcowitz began working as a pathologist at the Beth Israel Hospital, where he described "his" disease and remained for some twenty years. He distinguished himself both as a pathologist and as a clinician and was an invaluable asset to his colleagues. When he gradually retired from 1944 he had published some 80 highly qualified and significant articles.
He was still active, however, and in 1948 published the first Mount Sinai monograph entitled Biology of Disease, containing 24 carefully worked out chapters, each one on a separate diseased condition.
His brother Alexis Victor Moschcowitz (1865-1933), was clinical professor of surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
- "In hospitals, people should be treated and not diseases".