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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) and Alfons Maria Jakob (1884-1931). He later fled Nazi Germany and moved to the United States of America.


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. 

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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Sat, 31 May 2014 23:49:25 -0700

Lewykroppar beskrevs redan i början av 1900-talet av den amerikanske neurologen Frederic Lewy, men det var inte förrän under 1980-talet som forskare upptäckte att sådana onormala proteinansamlingar i hjärnceller orsakar en särskild form av demens.
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