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Frederic Lewy
Friedrich Heinrich Lewy.JPG
Dr. Lewy, c. 1920
Born Friedrich Heinrich Lewy
January 28, 1885
Berlin, Germany
Died October 5, 1950 (aged 65)
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Resting place Haverford Friends, Haverford, PA
Occupation neurologist
Known for Lewy bodies

Frederic Henry Lewey[1] (born Friedrich Heinrich Lewy, January 28, 1885[2] - October 5, 1950) was a prominent Jewish German-born American neurologist. He is best known for the discovery of Lewy bodies, which are a characteristic indicator of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.[3]

Lewy was born in Berlin, Germany on January 28, 1885. He trained in Berlin and Zürich and graduated from Berlin in 1910. He died in Haverford, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1950, aged 65. Lewy worked in Alois Alzheimer's Munich laboratory and was contemporary with Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt (1885-1964) , Alfons Maria Jakob (1884-1931) and Ugo Cerletti (1877-1963). He later fled Nazi Germany and moved to the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ He is consistently referred to as "Lewy", although he changed his names during his years in the U.S, ending up with "Lewey".
  2. ^ Friedrich H. Lewy at Who Named It?
  3. ^ Rodrigues e Silva, Antonio M; Geldsetzer Felix, Holdorff Bernd, Kielhorn Friedrich W, Balzer-Geldsetzer Monika, Oertel Wolfgang H, Hurtig Howard, Dodel Richard (Sep 2010). "Who was the man who discovered the "Lewy bodies"?". Mov. Disord (United States) 25 (12): 1765–73. doi:10.1002/mds.22956. PMID 20669275.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

Other sources[edit]

  • Holdorff B., "Friedrich Heinrich Lewy and His Work". Journal of the History of the Neurosciences (2002) Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 19–28



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Live Science

Live Science
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:14:22 -0800

Lewy body dementia was discovered in the early 1900s, when researcher Frederic Lewy, who worked in the laboratory of neurologist Alois Alzheimer, found the abnormal buildup in the brain tissue of dementia patients. Today, the disease affects 1.4 ...

The Week UK

The Week UK
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 05:28:41 -0800

Lewy bodies, named after Doctor Frederic Lewy, are small deposits of protein in nerve cells, which lead to a progressive degeneration of the nerve cells. This is the underlying cause of several progressive diseases affecting the brain and nervous ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:01:41 -0800

Discovered by Dr Frederic Lewy, a colleague of Dr Alzheimer's, in 1912, the deposits develop inside nerve cells (neurons) in the brain, interrupting messaging and causing neurons to die. A patient's symptoms will depend on which part of the brain is ...
 
New Zealand Herald
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:00:00 -0800

Discovered by Dr Frederic Lewy, a colleague of Dr Alzheimer's, in 1912, the deposits develop inside nerve cells (neurons) in the brain, interrupting messaging and causing neurons to die. A patient's symptoms will depend on which part of the brain is ...

Nature.com

Nature.com
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:00:54 -0800

This highly relevant question by Virginia Hughes, which should be asked in every paper addressing the etiology Parkinson's, deserves an answer. After all, these bodies were discovered one hundred years ago, in 1912, by Frederic Lewy, so we should have ...

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CNN Indonesia
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:15:00 -0800

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Upsala Nya Tidning
Sat, 31 May 2014 23:49:25 -0700

Det visar forskare vid Uppsala universitet i en studie, som publiceras i facktidskriften Neurobiology of disease. – Mycket forskning återstår, men i bästa fall kan det här bli en behandling som i ett tidigt skede stoppar själva sjukdomsförloppet vid ...
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