Born: November 29, 1893

Died: October 10, 1977

Married: Ann Mackwels (later Ann Flynn)


Dr. Morris Dworski is chiefly known as the Director of Will Rogers Hospital. He was President of the Jewish Community Center at one time and overseer to the Jewish Cemetery at Pine Ridge in Saranac Lake.

From "They Rebuild Men" by Eleanor Dayton

They're the staff of the Saranac Laboratory. Desiring to take their place in the world despite the handicap of tuberculosis, they have become research workers, whose honest and often spectacular attainments are internationally known.

They are quietly at work on the research problem of tuberculosis and of silicosis and other dust diseases. They are quietly proving, also, though they're unaware of it, that Saranac Lake is an A-No. 1 spot for rehabilitation of the patient.

They've all had tuberculosis. They're united in their interest in its care and cure. Not doctors of medicine, they all see in laboratory work a way of further defeating a disease which each day, through their efforts, grows less formidable.

They're largely self-taught, though as one learns his profession, he gives his help to the next.

. . .

There's Morris Dworski, a graduate of Trinity, who developed tuberculosis while working for his doctorate at Yale. He's now in charge of bacteriology, having been a volunteer from 1920 to 1928. He's doing experimental work in silicosis.

Partial transcription from a partial photocopy, page 10, source unknown, apparently 1941.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 12, 1976

Dworski honored

SARANAC LAKE — Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dworski, who spent 24 years at the doctors' residence at Will Rogers Hospital, nave now moved to 38 Church St.

Dworski retired in 1972 and that year's annual report of the Will Rogers Hospital contains the following dedication:

'Whereas it is not our policy to dedicate the annual report each year, it would seem that in the case of Morris Dworski, M.P.H., an exception should be made for an exceptional man.

Morris has been in charge of the clinical laboratories at Will Rogers Hospital since 1952 and for 30 years prior was a bacteriologist at the Trudeau-Saranac Institute, as well as bacteriologist-in- charge, Consolidated Board of Health, Saranac Lake.

”He is a true scientist — always curious and probing — testing in an effort to discover answers to clinical problems. To a great number of people over the years, Morris represents a high standard of excellence and dependability. He is a perfectionist who views each problem with intellectual assessment on a high professional level.

“Morris was vitally interested in the welfare of Summer Institute and its activities. The students found him ready to share his equipment as well as his great knowledge and experience.

“Over the years he has published many scientific papers and has given seminars pertaining to these publications.

“The August 1973 issue of the American Review of Respiratory Disease includes- two papers Morris prepared regarding the development of the isoniazid-resistant BCG vaccine for tuberculosis and its field trial in Haiti”

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 11, 1977

Morris Dworski

SARANAC LAKE - Morris Dworski, 83, of 38 Church St., died yesterday evening at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake.

He was born Nov. 29, 1893, in Hartford, Conn., son of William and Dora Dworski.

Mr. Dworski Is survived by his wife, the former Ann Mackwels; a niece, Mrs. Anne Levey of Brooklyn; a nephew, William Dworski of Newington, Conn.

He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and was the first graduate of the School of Public Health at Yale University. He came to Saranac Lake for his health in 1920 and worked at the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a bacteriologist from 1922 to 1952.

He was director of clinical laboratories and research at Will Rogers Hospital from 1952 to 1972. He had been bacteriologist for the Harrietstown Board of Health for many years and had been president of the Jewish Community Center.

Friends may call at Fortune Funeral Home at 7 to 9 today.

A funeral service will be said Wednesday at l p.m. at the funeral home with Rabbi David Kozack officiating. Interment will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery.

Those wishing to remember Mr, Dworski may make donations to their favorite charity.