Hodes, Horace - Papers, 1930-1987
This sub-community contains miscellaneous items scanned from the Aufses Archives' physical collection of the papers of Horace Hodes, MD. The bulk of the collection has not been scanned. A finding aid to the collection is available on the website of the Aufses Archives.
Horace L. Hodes, MD (1907-1989) served as Director of the Pediatrics Department at The Mount Sinai Hospital and as Herbert H. Lehman Professor and Chairman of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He was recruited to Mount Sinai from Baltimore, where he had been Pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Medical Director of Sydenham Hospital, and taught at various medical schools. Dr. Hodes was an expert on pediatric bacteriology and virology and made many important discoveries, including the first isolation of viral diarrhea in humans. He was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics panel that testified before Congress on the efficacy of the Salk polio vaccine. In 1953 he established the Jack Martin Polio Respirator Center at Mount Sinai. He also helped establish the Bela Schick Pediatric Society and served on the executive committee of the Mount Sinai Physicians' Practice Association. Dr. Hodes served the American Pediatric Society as President from 1974 to 1975. He retired from clinical practice in 1976, becoming Director Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics, but continued an active teaching and research career. He died in 1989.