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Surgeon , author.

Eugene Constantine De Savitsch, Russian surgeon, author. Decorated Order of Cross of Leopold (Belgium), 1946; Knight Order of Boyaca (Colombia), 1950; also Order of Saint Sava (Yugoslavia).


Savitsch, Eugene Constantine De was born on August 19, 1903 in Petrograd, Russia. Son of Constantine and Eugenie (Gerdsey) de Savitsch.


Student St. Joseph’s College, Yokohama, Japan, 1917-1920. Bachelor of Arts, University of Denver, 1931. Student Pasteur Institute, Paris.

1932; M.D. University of Chicago, 1934.


Came to the United States, 1921, naturalized, 1934. Assistant in research, Foundation.


  • Other Work

    • Author: In Search of Complications, 1940. Homosecuality, Transvestism and Change of Sex, 1958. Contributor numerous articles to medical journals.


Fellow, 1928-1929; member resident staff, Albert Merritt Billings Hospital, University of Chicago, 1935. Fellow American College Chest Physicians, International College Surgeons. Member American Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Society Experimental Pathology, Phi Beta Pi, Gamma Alpha, Sigma Xi.

Member Greek Orthodox Church. Clubs: Explorers, Metropolitan.


Married Thecla Barker Pell, January 19, 1952.

Constantine Savitsch

Eugenie (Gerdsey) Savitsch

Thecla Barker Pell