US Harvard-educated doctor who may be Charlie's last hope

DR Michio Hirano – Charlie's last hope – is one of the world's top researchers in mitochondrial diseases and has spent 30 years working in neurology.
The Harvard-educated doctor is an expert on the nucleoside treatment he says could help the little boy.
Friends said he is known for winning the trust of patients through his caring nature and professionalism.
The 56-year-old, whose father was an acclaimed neuroscientist, is a senior clinician at the Columbia University Medical Centre in New York.
Dr Kei Doi, who went to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York with Dr Hirano, said he 'really will do what he feels is best for the patient'.
He said: 'He's a very caring individual and really goes out of his way to help people. He's very well-respected.
'I trust him wholeheartedly with any medical questions.'
Twice-married Dr Hirano has treated others with conditions similar to Charlie's. His second wife, with whom he has two young daughters, is also a neurologist at Columbia.
Dr Doi said Dr Hirano went to Cuba in the 1990s and met Fidel Castro after finding a vitamin absence that caused 26,000 Cubans to go partially blind.
Outside work, Dr Hirano is 'shy' and likes listening to classical music, he added. Dr Hirano graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College.
He trained in neurology at Columbia University Medical Centre.
His father Asao, 90, used to be a professor of pathology and neuroscience at Albert Einstein and was head of neuropathology at a hospital in The Bronx.
In 1965 Asao Hirano became the first person to observe proteins in neurons that were named 'Hirano bodies'.
Dr Hirano's mother Keiko, 84, taught Japanese at a high school.
One person who knows Dr Hirano well said: 'Little Charlie is in very good hands. I couldn't think of a finer person of physician for neurological issues.
'He truly is an exceptionally compassionate, noble human being.'

US doctor touches down in London and heads straight to Charlie Gard's bedside to examine the terminally ill baby for the first time
Dr Michio Hirano from New York will examine Charlie today and meet his doctors
US medic has claimed drug means 56% chance of 'meaningful improvement'
MailOnline understands he is with a leading doctor from Pope's Rome hospital
Pair will meet Charlie's parents and his clinical team to discuss any brain damage
Judge will make a final decision on the 11-month-old's fate on Tuesday July 25
By Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 06:00 EDT, 17 July 2017 | Updated: 08:01 EDT, 17 July 2017


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書評者:吉田 純(名大教授・脳神経病態制御学)


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Montefiore Medical Center, in the Norwood section of the Bronx, New York, is a teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is named for Moses Montefiore and is one of the 50 largest employers in New York State.[1] In 2016, Montefiore Medical Center was ranked #7 of the 180 New York City metropolitan area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. [2]

Montefiore was founded by "leaders of New York’s Jewish community" as the Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids, and opened at Avenue A and East 84th Street in Manhattan on October 26, 1884, Moses Montefiore's 100th birthday. In its early years, it housed mostly patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses.[3] After growing out of its original building, the hospital moved uptown to Broadway and West 138th Street in 1888.[3] It was renamed Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1901,[4] and moved again, to its current location in the Bronx and was renamed Montefiore Home and Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1913.[3] It was again renamed, as Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases in 1920,[3] as Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center on October 11, 1964,[5] and as the Henry and Lucy Moses Division of Montefiore Medical Center in 1981 when it took over the daily operations of Einstein Hospital.[3]
Montefiore established the United States' first hospital departments of social medicine and home health care. In 2001, it established a new pediatric hospital, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. The hospital made international headlines when a series of operations successfully separated the conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre of the Philippines. Montefiore Headache Center, the oldest headache center in the world, was ranked number one among New York Best Hospitals in 2006 by New York Magazine. The Emergency Department is among the five busiest in the United States. Its hospitals provide more than 85,000 inpatient stays per year, including more than 7,000 births. In 2007, it was among over 530 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.[6] On September 9, 2015, Montefiore assumed operational and financial control of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from Yeshiva University.[7]

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Baronet, FRS (24 October 1784 – 28 July 1885) was a British financier and banker, activist, philanthropist and Sheriff of London. Born to an Italian Jewish family, he donated large sums of money to promote industry, business, economic development, education and health among the Jewish community in the Levant, including the founding of Mishkenot Sha'ananim in 1860, the first settlement of the New Yishuv. As President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, his correspondence with the British consul in Damascus Charles Henry Churchill in 1841–42 is seen as pivotal to the development of Proto-Zionism.[1][2]

Moses Montefiore was born in Leghorn (Livorno in Italian), Tuscany, in 1784, to a Sephardic Jewish family based in Great Britain.[3] His grandfather, Moses Vita (Haim) Montefiore, had emigrated from Livorno to London in the 1740s, but retained close contact with the town, then famous for its straw bonnets. Montefiore was born while his parents, Joseph Elias Montefiore and his young wife Rachel, the daughter of Abraham Mocatta, a powerful bullion broker in London, were in the town on a business journey; he was their first child.
The family returned to Kennington in London, where Montefiore went to school, but because of his family's precarious situation, Montefiore did not complete his schooling and he went out to work to help with the family's finances.[4] He worked for a wholesale tea merchant and grocer and then entered a counting house in the City of London.[5] In 1803 he entered the London Stock Exchange, but lost all of his clients money in 1806 in a fraud perpetrated by Elkin Daniels.[6] As a result, he probably had to sell or hand in his broker's license,.[7] Between 1810 and 1814 Montefiore was part of the Surrey Militia [7] In 1815, Montefiroe bought again a broker's license, operated briefly a joint venture with his brother Abraham until 1816, and largely closed down his trading activities in 1820.[8]

In 1812, Moses Montefiore married Judith Cohen (1784–1862), daughter of Levy Barent Cohen. Her sister, Henriette (or Hannah) (1783–1850), married Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777–1836), for whom Montefiore's firm acted as stockbrokers. Nathan Rothschild headed the family's banking business in Britain, and the two brothers-in-law became business partners. Montefiore retired from his business in 1820, and used his time and fortune for communal and civic responsibilities. In 1836 he became a governor of Christ's Hospital, the Bluecoat school, after assisting in the case of a distressed man who had appealed to Montefiore to help his soon-to-be-widowed wife and son.[9] Physically imposing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he was elected Sheriff of London in 1837 and served until 1838. He was also knighted[10] that same year by Queen Victoria and received a baronetcy[11] in 1846 in recognition of his services to humanitarian causes on behalf of the Jewish people.
Though somewhat lax in religious observance in his early life, after his first visit to the Holy Land in 1827, he became a strictly observant Jew. He was in the habit of traveling with a personal shohet (ritual slaughterer), to ensure that he would have a ready supply of kosher meat. Following this shift he exerted a strong influence in limiting the growth of the Reform Jewish movement in England of the time.[citation needed]
In 1831, Montefiore purchased a country estate with twenty-four acres on the East Cliff of the then fashionable seaside town of Ramsgate. The property had previously been a country house of Queen Caroline, when she was still Princess of Wales. It had then been owned by the Marquess Wellesley, a brother of the Duke of Wellington.[12]
Soon afterwards, Montefiore purchased the adjoining land and commissioned his cousin, architect David Mocatta, to design a private synagogue, known as the Montefiore Synagogue. It opened with a grand public ceremony in 1833.[12]

Montefiore died in 1885, at age 100. He had no known children and his principal heir in both name and property was a nephew, Joseph Sebag Montefiore.[13]

Colonel Charles Henry Churchill (1807–1869), also known as "Churchill Bey",[1][2][3] was a British army officer and diplomat. He was a British consul in Ottoman Syria, and he created the first political plan for Zionism and the creation of the state of Israel in the region of Ottoman Palestine.[4][5]
Charles Henry Churchill should not be confused with Charles Henry Spencer-Churchill, who was the eldest son of Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill and a grandson of George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough. It appears that Charles Henry Churchill was a descendant of General Charles Churchill (1656–1714), who was a brother of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.[6]


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