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.
- Born on October 28, 1858 New York
- 1881 – Graduated Medicine Columbia University, New York
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- One of the founders of the American Paediatric Society
- Died April 30, 1927 New York
Koplik spots (1896)
Key Medical Attributions
- Koplik H. Acute articular rheumatism in the nursing infant. New York Medical Journal. 1888
- Koplik H. Arthritis complicating vulvo-vaginal inflammation in children. New York Medical Journal. 1890
- Koplik H. The etiology of empyema in children. American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 1891
- Koplik H. The sterilization of milk and the status of our knowledge upon the subject. Read before the American Medical Association, Washington, May 5, 1891
- Koplik H. Acute alcoholic intoxication in infants. Medical News. 1893
- Koplik H. Malarial fever in infants and children. New York Medical Journal. 1893
- Koplik H. Acute lacunar diphtheria of the tonsils. New York Medical Journal. 1894
- Koplik H. The diagnosis of the invasion of measles from a study of the exanthema as it appears on the buccal mucous membrane. Archives of Pediatrics, New York, 1896; 13: 918-922. [Classic Re-Print 1997] [Koplik spots]
- Koplik H. The rapid bacteriological and clinical diagnosis of diphtheria. New York Medical Journal. 1896
- Koplik H. The diseases of infancy and childhood: designed for the use of students and practitioners of medicine. 4e. Lea & Febiger. 1919
- Bass MH. Pediatric profiles; Henry Koplik (1857–1928). J. Ped 1955;46:119–125.
- Baxby D. The diagnosis of the invasion of measles from a study of the exanthema as it appears on the buccal mucous membrane. Rev. Med. Virol. 1997;7:71–74
the person behind the name
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