Nathan Edwin Brill
Nathan Edwin Brill (January 3, 1860– December 13, 1925) was an American physician who, while at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, discovered Brill-Zinsser disease (or, often, simply Brill's disease), a late relapse of epidemic typhus.
In 1882 he was appointed physician at the Mount Sinai Hospital, later becoming professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Brill's medical accomplishments include:
- The discovery of Brill-Zinsser disease, the recurrent mild typhus in immigrants from Eastern Europe; Brill determined the disease to be a latent infection after earlier contact with lice or ticks;
- The coining (with Frederick S. Mandlebaum) of the term Gaucher's disease and Brill's recognition of it as a lipid storage disease;
- Description of a form of lymphoma that became known as Brill-Symmers disease.
- The translation of Clinical Diagnosis by Georg Klemperer in 1898.
- Some sources give January 13.
- Lutwick L. Brill-Zinsser disease. The Lancet, Volume 357, Issue 9263, Pages 1198-1200
- Gaucher's Disease – An Underwriting Perspective, Journal of Insurance Medicine Retrieved on 2008-08-26
- Brill-Symmers disease on whonamedit.com Retrieved 2008-08-27
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