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William Maxwell Hitzig, Austrian physician. award Columbia College 1968. member Honor Legion, Police Department New York City. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.; Fellow American College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine New York; member American Federation for Clinical; Club: City Athletic (New York City).

Background

Hitzig, William Maxwell was born on December 15, 1904 in Austria. Son of Maier and Jeannette (Kreisberg) Hitzig.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1914, naturalized, 1926. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1926. Doctor of Medicine Cornell Univercity, 1929.

Career

Intern Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, 1929-1932, associate physician in medicine, after 1946. Practice of medicine, New York C., after 1934. Specializing in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, after 1936.

Instructor medicine Columbia, 1938-1950, assistant clinical professor medicine, after 1959. Professor clinical medicine, then professor emeritus. Mount Sinai School Medicine, New York Medical consultant Ravensbrueck Lapins Project, 1958.

Medical officer New York City Fire Department, 1942-1943, physician Police Department, after 1943. Medical observer, atomic bomb tests at Bikini, 1946. Citation and Alumni medal for conspicuous service to Columbia University, 1951.

Dean’s award Columbia College 1968. Honorary member Honor Legion, Police Department New York City. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author science articles. Book reviewer Sat. Review Literature, 1946-1950. Sponsor (with Norman Cousins) of Hiroshima Maidens Project which brought 25 Japanese girls disfigured by atom bomb to the United States for plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Membership

Member Honor Legion, Police Department New York City. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Fellow American College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine New York.

Member American Federation for Clinical. Club: City Athletic (New York City).

Connections

Children: Candis, Rupert, Saartje, Pietr, William Maxwell, Myron S. Hall and Elizabeth Topping (twins).

father:
Maier Hitzig

mother:
Jeannette (Kreisberg) Hitzig

children:
Pietr Hitzig

Saartje Hitzig

William Maxwell Hitzig

Candis Hitzig

Myron S. Hall and Elizabeth Topping Hitzig (twins)

Rupert Hitzig