Moses Housepian

Moses Minas Housepian (Armenie: Մովսես Մինասի Հովսեփյան, 1876 – December 11, 1952) wis an Armenie-American physeecian wha escapit the Hamidian massacres in his youth an later led a humanitarian medical mission in Roushie Armenie frae 1916-1918 treatin refugees frae the Armenie Genocide.[1][2] He is creditit wi stoppin the spread o a typhus epidemic an wis cried the "Aungel o Mercy" an Dr. Purgich, Armenie frae "Dr. Saviour."[3]

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Dr. Housepian wis an aa active in the Armenie Democratic Leeberal Pairty, whose chapter in New York Ceety wis posthumously namit for him.[4] His wife, Makrouhie Housepian (née Ashjian), wis active in the Armenie General Benevolent Union an ither Armenie causes.[5] Moses an Makrouhie Housepian were the parents o the author Marjorie Housepian Dobkin an the neorosurgeon Edgar Housepian.[6]

Housepian wis born in Kessab, Cilicie (in the umwhile Ottoman Empire, nou Syria) an died in New York Ceety.


  3. Dr. M. M. Housepian: A Tribute to His Memory (pamphlet publishit in 1954 bi the Dr. M. M. Housepian Memorial Fund Committee an printit bi the Gotchnag Press in New York Ceety), p. 6: "During the First World War, news of the deportations and massacres in Turkey led Dr. Housepian to organize a volunteer group and leave for Armenia. There he found forty thousand refugees... A typhus epidemic had created urgent need for medical care... Archbishop Tirayre of [The Armenian Church's headquarters at] Etchmiadzin has observed that Dr. Housepian's efforts were directly responsible for checking the spread of the epidemic... many of his grateful patients referred to him as "Dr. Purgitch" (Dr. Savior).
  6. "In Memoriam: Dr. Edgar Housepian (1928-2014)". 22 November 2014.