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Arno David Gurewitsch

Arno David Gurewitsch, Swiss physician, educator. Member advisory council education and vocational rehabilitation Department Health, Edition and Welfare, 1963-1966; member medical advisory board Medico, United States delegate American Association United Nations to World Federation United Nations Assns. at Bangkok, 1954; Fellow American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; member A.M.A, American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine.

Background

  • Gurewitsch, Arno David was born on October 31, 1902 in Zurich, Switzerland. Son of Aron David and Maria (Markovitch) Gurewitsch.

  • Education

    • Student Berlin (Germany) U., 1921-1923, 27-29. Doctor of Medicine, University Basel (Switzerland), 1933. Postgraduate training, Basel, Vienna, London and New York City.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Grania Marion. Married second, Edna Perkel, February 23, 1958. 1 daughter, Maria Anna.

      Came to the United States, 1935, naturalized, 1943. Intern, Jeusalem; resident Hadassah Hospital. Assistant pathology Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, 1935-1936, assistant hematology, 1937-1939.

      Attending physician, director physical therapy New York State Rehabilitation Hospital, West Haverstraw, New York, 1942-1947. Attending physician physical therapy Polio Service Knickerbocker Hospital, New York City, 1945-1949. Member of faculty Columbia College Physicians and Surgeons, since 1939, clinical professor rehabilitation medicine, 1964-1968, professor emeritus, special lecturer, since 1968.

      Attending physician Columbia Presbyterian Med Center, since 1962. 1st medical officer United Nations Secretariat, 1949-1951. Physician Mistress Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945-1962.

      Medical director Blythdale Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York, 1951-1968, medical director emeritus, since 1968. Medical director Institute for Crippled and Disabled, 1956-1959. Charge physical medicine and rehabilitation service S.S. Hope, 1962-1963.

    Works

    • Contributor medical journals.

    Membership

    Member advisory council education and vocational rehabilitation Department Health, Edition and Welfare, 1963-1966. Member medical advisory board Medico, United States delegate American Association United Nations to World Federation United Nations Assns. at Bangkok, 1954. Fellow American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Member A.M.A, American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Connections

    • Married Nemone Balfour, August 13, 1937.; married second, Edna Perkel, February 23, 1958.
    • father: Aron David Gurewitsch
    • mother: Maria (Markovitch) Gurewitsch
    • spouses: Nemone Balfour
    • Edna Perkel
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    Born October 31, 1902
    Died January 30, 1974
    (aged 71)
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