Janowitz, Henry D.

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JANOWITZ, HENRY D. (1915– ), U.S. gastroenterologist and a pioneer in establishing this field. He was chief of the gastrointestinal clinic at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical School, New York (1956–61) and professor of clinical medicine from 1967. He was assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1960–67). He was emeritus professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center whose gastroenterology department was named in his honor. His research publications mainly concern the pathology and management of inflammatory bowel diseases. Janowitz was president of the American Gastroenterological Association and played a major role in founding the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. He was a distinguished teacher with a great interest in lay education and author of the popular book Good Food for Bad Stomachs (1997). He was an authority on medical allusions in Shakespeare.

[Michael Denman (2nd ed.)]