Pediatrics, Department of
The history of pediatrics at Mount Sinai begins with Abraham Jacobi, MD (pictured), a towering figure in nineteenth-century medicine. Known as "the father of American pediatrics" for his role in establishing pediatrics as an independent medical discipline, in 1878 Jacobi became the founding chief of Mount Sinai's Pediatric Service, the first general hospital pediatric service in New York City. The roster of Dr. Jacobi's successors includes some of the most significant names in twentieth-century pediatrics, such as Henry Koplik, MD, who identified "Koplik spots" as a diagnostic symptom of measles, Bela Schick, MD, creator of the "Schick test" for diphtheria, and Horace Hodes, MD, a renowned expert on pediatric virology.
This is the Mount Sinai Digital Repository community containing the electronic archival records of the Department of Pediatrics. The Department's website can be found here.