Alexis Victor Moschcowitz, Hungarian surgeon. Fellow American College Surgeons.
Moschcowitz, Alexis Victor was born on April 25, 1865 in Giralt, Hungary. Son of Morris and Rezi (Friedlander) Moschcowitz.
Came to America, 1880. Educated Gymnasia, Miskolcz and Eperjes, Hungary. Graduate in Pharmacy, New York College Pharmacy (Columbia), 1885.
Doctor of Medicine College Physicians and Surgical (Columbia), 1891.
He received a degree in pharmacy in 1885 and later entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, graduating in 1891. He was one of the recipients of the Harsen Prize. He was an intern at Lenox Hill Hospital after he graduated, and in 1898 began working at Mount Sinai Hospital.
He reached the rank of colonel during World War I, working at Camp Anniston in Alabama and in Asheville, North Carolina, before becoming a consultant in the Surgeon General's office in Washington. He was an expert on the treatment of hernias and wrote a book on the subject, and a surgical procedure for femoral herniorrhaphy that he first described is known as the Moschcowitz operation.