OBITUARY

Basil Isaac Hirschowitz

May 29, 1925January 19, 2013

Burial arrangements under the direction of Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum.

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Basil Isaac Hirschowitz

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Lenora Ann Hall

December 12, 2013

I am so sorry to just learn of Dr. Hirschowitz's passing. He was my doctor from the age of 23 until his retirement. He was very dear to me. He saw me though several bouts of ulcerative colitis which he brought me though with flying colors. He was a great and compassionate man. He truly cared for his patients and we for him. Please know that he impacted and improved my life tremendously.

Judy Stewart Carpenter

September 1, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family of one of the most important people in my life. He was my physician for thirty years. He saved my life.

April 12, 2013

Dr. Hirschowitz was an inspiration to all who trained under him. He made careers in endoscopy and the accomplishments so many of us have been able to achieve possible, to allow the lives of our patients to be improved, and to train others to carry on his legacy (Todd Baron, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

Wilson C. Wilhite, Jr., M.D.

January 23, 2013

My sympathy in the loss of a great man! I was a student of his in 1959 at the University of Alabama and experienced first hand his concern for a young bewildered medical student, late at night, attempting to calculate fluids and electrolye replacement for a patient of another physician. He volunteered to offer his help and was cordial as he did so. Respectfully, Wilson C. Wilhite, Jr., M.D. And he would never have dreamed I would become President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and a Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas -- and that because of Dr. Basil. Thank you, Doctor!

Jamie Stewart

January 23, 2013

To: The family of my friend and doctor, I hope your many years of life with a very dedicated man were happy ones. I do believe that HE and Jean and the drug study they were doing on a new PIP drug,no details, saved my life. I had a stomach that wouldn't stop making acid, and as a disabled veteran using the VA's medical facility they asked Dr. "H" as we knew him to help me. He did, by placing me in that study I have no reservations, I would not be here to mourn his passing. There are thousands of people who never got the honor of knowing him as a doctor that played a part in their health. This gentle man was my friend, and he is missed. Good future to you all, as I am starting to babble. Love ya Dr "H"
Good bye. With all my love and affection, Jamie D. Stewart

Linnea and Bill Israel

January 23, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lola Patterson

January 23, 2013

You were a great man and shared your knowledge with everyone. And most important treated the nurses with the most respect and they worked as a team. Will be greatly missed.

Iris Fitts

January 23, 2013

Dr. Hirschowitz was a gem of a man, kind, compassionate and caring. I worked with him from about 1980 until 1990 as Medical Staff Coordinator at UAB. He treated everyone with kindness and dignity, a great model of humility to all he interacted with on a daily basis. I last saw him at the McWane Center with his grandchildren. I loved and admired Dr. Hirschowitz so very much! He shared his wealth of knowledge with everyone he touched. May God bless and comfort your family, you will be greatly missed.

SHELLEY BERMAN

January 23, 2013

MAY YOUR SPIRIT LIVE ON FOR ETERNITY ... YOU WERE A WONDERFUL FRIEND AND DOCTOR, AND I OWE MY LIFE TO YOU....AS YOU SAVED IT SO MANY YEARS AGO. MY LOVE TO ALL THE HIRSCHOWITZ FAMILY.

January 23, 2013

MAY HE ALWAYS REST IN PEACE. HE WAS A HERO IN MY LIFE...AS HE SAVED MY LIFE IN 1981, DURING A FOUR WEEK BATTLE WITH THE DESEASE WHILE I WAS IN UAB HOSPITAL, ONLY SIX MONTHS AFTER I GAVE BIRTH TO MY OLDEST SON. HE WAS A FRIEND TO OUR FAMILY AND SERVED SO MANY SICK PEOPLE AND FRIENDS WITH SUCH TENDERNESS AND KINDNESS. I REMEMBER HIM EVERY DAY WHEN I THINK OF HOW HE SAVED ME FROM DEATH. IT IS WITH MUCH JOY AND SADNESS THAT I WISH HIS LOVELY WIFE AND FAMILY SWEET MEMORIES AND REMIND THEM OF HOW DEARLY HE WAS CARED FOR BY SO MANY PEOPLE HE KNEW AND MEDICALLY TREATED. MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU.