Monday 17 August 2015


ELYE (ELIYAHU) GLOBUS (1872-January 21, 1938)
            He was born in Vilna.  He studied in religious primary school and graduated from a secular high school in 1892 and from the medical faculty of Kharkov University in 1897.  He would later specialize in skin and sexual illnesses in Vienna and Paris.  From 1900 he was practicing medicine in Vilna.  He was a magnificent lecturer on matters of health, hygiene, and sport; and he was one of the creators of the Vilna Jewish doctors’ association, as well as a councilman on the Vilna city council.  From 1921 he was the head of the sports association Maccabi in Vilna.  He published popular articles on sexual illnesses and social medicine in the Vilna journal Folksgezunt (Popular health), and he was the author of a series of pamphlets concerning the protection of children from Favus, which were published by TOZ [Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia (Society for the protection of health)] in Vilna.  He died in Vilna.

Sources: E. Y. Goldshmidt, in Vilna anthology, edited by Y. Yeshurin (New York, 1935), pp. 401-4; obituary in Undzer tog (Vilna) (January 23, 1938).

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