Henry Koplik

Henry Koplik (1858 – 1927) was an American pediatrician.

Worked for 25 years at the Mount Sinai Hospital and established the children’s pavilion

Created the first sterilised milk depot for infants in the U.S. Eponymously affiliated with Koplik spots of measles first described in 1896

  • Born 28 October 1858 New York
  • 1881 – Graduated Medicine Columbia University, New York
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • One of the founders of the American Paediatric Society
  • Died 30 April 1927 New York

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