Dr. Lewy, c. 1920
|Born||Friedrich Heinrich Lewy
January 28, 1885
|Died||October 5, 1950 (aged 65)
|Haverford Friends, Haverford, PA|
|Known for||Lewy bodies|
Frederic Henry Lewey (born Friedrich Heinrich Lewy, January 28, 1885 - 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.
- He is consistently referred to as "Lewy", although he changed his names during his years in the U.S, ending up with "Lewey".
- Friedrich H. Lewy at Who Named It?
- 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.
- 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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