Collection documents a farewell dinner held at the Plaza Hotel, New York City, 9 May 1947, organized for Dr. and Mrs. Henry
E. Sigerist "on the occasion of their return to Switzerland and to do honour to Dr. Sigerist for his fifteen years of outstanding
service to this country in the cause of medicine and the humanities." Collection includes: Printed invitation ( p.) --
Manuscript note from an unidentified correspondent, written to Robert L. Leslie, one of the sponsors, stating regrets at
not being able to attend ( p.) -- Printed menu and program, including portrait of Sigerist ( p., including wrappers)
-- Offprint about the dinner, from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, v. 22, no. 1, January-February 1948 -- Offprint:
Zilboorg, Gregory. Henry E. Sigerist -- Offprint: Sigerist, Henry E. Kagan's garrison.
Henry Ernest Sigerist was born in 1891 in Paris, of Swiss parents, and died in Switzerland in 1957. He received his M.D.
degree from the University of Zurich in 1917 and then served a few years as a Swiss Army physician, the only period in his
career spent in clinical medicine. From 1925-1932 he taught in Zurich and Leipzig as professor in the history of medicine,
suceeding Dr. Karl Sudhoff, his earlier teacher, in Leipzig. In 1932 he was recruited by William H. Welch to become professor
and director of the Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine, where he remained until his retirement
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