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Dr. Jules Hirsch’s stethoscope, circa 1960s

Dr. Jules Hirsch (1927-2015) was a leader in the study of human metabolism mainly in the area of lipids and obesity. His research at The Rockefeller Hospital helped establish the mechanism of obesity and lipids metabolism. Dr. Hirsch joined Rockefeller´s faculty in 1954 and remained there for the rest of his career. Hirsch’s research helped to support the idea of dynamic interactions between diet, physical activity, general metabolism, and obesity. At that time most scientists considered adipose tissue to be biologically inert such as a passive insulator in which the body reserved energy in the form of triglycerides. The Rockefeller community remembers Dr. Hirsch as extremely intelligent and generous, with a tremendous variety of interests. He loved all living things.

See also Jules Hirsch Memoriam, 1927-2015


exhibit, library, Jules Hirsch, RU Hospital


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