Moses Swick, MD
1900 - 1985
The rise of uroradiology pioneer Moses Swick, MD is one that moves through controversy and the anti-semitic attitudes of the early part of the 20th century.
Born in New York City at the turn of the century, Moses Goldstein was the son of Lithuanian emigrants who had left imperial Russia for the United States in 1894. Records from the 1920 census indicate that his father, who was not a naturalized resident of the United States at the time, was self-employed as a butcher. In 1928, his father, Alter Goldstein, became an American citizen.
He attended Columbia University from 1918 to 1922, where he received a bachelors of science degree and prepared for medical school. Medical schools at the time had quotas for Jewish students, and at some point during his time at Columbia, the younger Goldstein