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Ilya Mark Scheinker

Born  1902
Died  1954

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Russian physician abroad, born in Tula, southwest of Moscow, 1902; died August 1954, New York City.

Biography of Ilya Mark Scheinker

Ilya Mark Scheinker was born in Russia, educated in Latvia, studied in Jena, and then graduated at the University of Vienna. After nearly ten years of various registrar positions, he was appointed assistant professor at the Salpêtrière in Paris. He escaped from France shortly before the Germans took control of Paris. He worked in Cincinnati from late 1949 through about 1952, both as a neuropathologist and a neurologist. Then he moved to New York city, where he died of a heart attack a few months later.

We thank John C. Steiner, M.D., for information submitted.


  • J. Gerstmann, E. Sträussler, I. Scheinker:
    Über eine eigenartige hereditär-familiäre Erkrankung des Zentralnervensystems. Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Frage des vorzeitigen lokalen Alterns.
    Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, 1936, 154: 736-762. Books:
  • Neurosurgical pathology. Blackwell Scientific 1948. 370 pages.
  • Medical Neuropathology. 1951. Publisher: Thomas. 372 pages.

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