German physician; born at Posen Dec. 16, 1860; studied medicine at the universities of Leipsic and Berlin (M.D. 1885). After a year spent in Paris, where he took a postgraduate course, he established himself as a physician in Berlin, becoming assistant at the first medical clinic and later at the Charité Hospital. In 1895 he was admitted as privat-docent to the medical faculty of Berlin University, and received the title of professor in 1899.
Mendelsohn has collaborated on Eulenburg's "Realencyclopädic der Gesammten Heilkunde," and since 1894 has edited the "Zeitschrift für Krankenpflege." He has contributed many essays (about 100) to the medical journals, and is the author of: "Das Opium," Berlin, 1888; "Der Comfort des Kranken," ib. 1890 (2d ed. 1892); "Aerztliche Kunst und Medizinische Wissenschaft," Wiesbaden, 1893; "Einfluss des Radfahrens auf den Menschlichen Organismus," Berlin, 1896; "Krankenpflege für Mediziner," ib. 1899.
- Pagel, Biog. Lex.