Nathan Edwin Brill

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Nathan E. Brill

Nathan Edwin Brill (January 3, 1860[1]– 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.[2]


Brill was born in New York City and earned his medical degree at New York University College in 1880. He completed his internship at the Bellevue Hospital in 1881.

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:


  1. ^ Some sources give January 13.
  2. ^ Lutwick L. Brill-Zinsser disease. The Lancet, Volume 357, Issue 9263, Pages 1198-1200
  3. ^ Gaucher's Disease – An Underwriting Perspective, Journal of Insurance Medicine Retrieved on 2008-08-26
  4. ^ Brill-Symmers disease on Retrieved 2008-08-27

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