Henry Koplik

Henry Koplik (1858-1927)

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 remembered for his description of the enanthem of Koplik spots with measles (first disease) first described in 1896.

  • 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

Medical Eponyms
Koplik spots (1896)

Key Medical Attributions


Major Publications



Eponymous terms

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.