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commissioner of public health

Israel Weinstein, American commissioner of public health. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star medal.


Weinstein, Israel was born on May 26, 1893 in New York City. Son of David and Frieda (Chester) Weinstein.


AB, City College of New York, 1913. AM, Columbia University, 1916. Doctor of Science, New York University, 1917.

Doctor of Medicine, Columbia University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1930.


Teacher biology, New York City high schools, 1914;instructor physiology, College Physicians and Surgical, Columbia Universityassociate with Doctor William Park, New York City Health Department Research laboratories, 1914;bacteriologist, New York City Health Department Research laboratoriesassistant professor, Biggs professor preventive medicine, New York University Medical School, 1933-1937;with, New York City Department Health, from 1924;commissioner of public health, New York City, 1946-1947;director Bureau Health Education, Department Public Health, New York, 1947-1949.


Enlisted as private United States Army, World War I. Commissioned 1st lieutenant Sanitary Corps. Served overseas; major medical corps United States Army, 1942, advanced to lieutenant colonel.

Division medical inspector 71st Infantry, France, Germany and Austria, World World War World War II. Member American Medical Association, New York Academy Medicine, American Public Health Association, New York State Medical Society, Medical Society County of New York, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.


David Weinstein

Frieda (Chester) Weinstein