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I. Arthur Mirsky, Canadian physician.


Mirsky, I. Arthur was born on March 28, 1907 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of Solomon and Esther (Shapiro) M., Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 1927, Master of Science, 1929, Doctor of Medicine C.M., 1931.


Fellow University of Chicago, 1933-1935. Graduate Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, 1951.


Came to the United States, 1931, naturalized, 1940. Extern, fellow experimental medicine New York Postgrad. Hospital, 1931-1933; assistant director department metabolic research Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1933-1935.

Staff, director May Institute Medical Research, Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, 1935-1951. Instructor department biological chemistry U. Cincinnati, 1938-1940, assistant professor, 1940-1946, associate professor psychiatry, associate professor experimental medicine, 1946-1951. Consultant Hospital, 1946-1951.

Consultant surgeon general United States Public Health Service, 1946-1951, 56-58. Consultant clinical research VA, Dayton, O., 1948-1951. Professor department chairman clinical science U. Pittsburgh, 1951-1966, University professor-at-large, director laboratory clinical science, 1966-1972.

Distinguished physician Veterans Administration Hospital. Brentwood, Los Angeles, from 1972. Professor medicine, professor psychiatry University of California Los Angeles, from 1973.

Consultant in metabolic disorder Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1953-1957. Member advising committee research VA, Washington, 1961.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member mental health study section National Institute Mental Health. Served from major lieutenant colonel Medical Corps, United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Physicians, American Diabetes Association (editor Diabetes Abstracts, Proceedings American Diabetes Association 1941-1947.

Member of the American Medical Association, American Physiological Society, American Psychiatric Association, Association American Physicians, American Psychosomatic Society (president 1956-1957.


Married Eleanor Annette Fels, August 25, 1931. Children: Elisabeth Monica, Lynn Ellen.

Solomon Mirsky

Esther (Shapiro) Mirsky

Eleanor Annette Fels

Elisabeth Monica Mirsky

Lynn Ellen Mirsky