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Hess, Alfred Fabianlocked

(19 October 1875–05 December 1933)
  • Bernadine Courtright Barr


Hess, Alfred Fabian (19 October 1875–05 December 1933), pediatrician and clinical investigator, was born in New York City, the son of Selmar Hess, a successful publisher, and Josephine Solomon. Hess graduated in 1897 from Harvard College and received his M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1901. He did postgraduate clinical work at Mount Sinai Hospital until 1904. In 1904 he married Sara Straus, with whom he had two daughters. Hess and his wife traveled to Prague and Vienna, where he was a postgraduate student. Upon their return, Hess worked at the Rockefeller Institute and began a private practice, caring for children up to age five. He was associated with the laboratories of the Department of Health in New York City (1908–1920), the department of pathology of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (1920–1933), and, as clinical professor of pediatrics, with New York University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College (1915–1931)....

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