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date: 04 August 2020

Rosenau, Milton Josephlocked

(01 January 1869–09 April 1946)
  • Charles W. Carey Jr.


Rosenau, Milton Joseph (01 January 1869–09 April 1946), epidemiologist and public health pioneer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Nathan Rosenau, a merchant, and Matilda Blitz. After receiving his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1889, he spent a year as an intern at Philadelphia General Hospital before joining the U.S. Marine Hospital Service (later part of the U.S. Public Health Service). He spent the next two years as an assistant surgeon at the Service’s hospital in Washington, D.C., then studied for a year at the Hygienic Institute of Berlin before returning to his post in Washington for another two years. In 1895 he was appointed quarantine officer for San Francisco, and for the next three years he oversaw quarantine and sanitation projects in California and the Philippine Islands. In 1898 he became the Service’s quarantine officer in Cuba....

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