SIGMUND Pollitzer, whom we are honoring today, was far better prepared than most of his contemporaries in his premedical training to achieve distinction in his chosen field. Let us glance for a moment at his college and postgraduate career. At the City College, from which he was graduated with honors in 1879, he did special work in physics, mathematics, and astronomy.
In 1882 he received a master's degree, and in 1884 he was graduated in medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. His graduation thesis was an original investigation on "Temperature Sense," which was published in the British Journal of Physiology.
We next find him in Heidelberg doing further research in physiology, the results of which were two papers published in Pflügge's Archiv. In 1885 he studied bacteriology in Fresenius's laboratory, and in the same year he began his studies in pathology in Virchow's laboratory in Berlin, occupying himself
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