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MORDO, LAZARE:

Physician and honorary rabbi of Corfu; born 1744; died 1823; studied at Venice and Padua. In 1814 he was appointed chief physician of the island of Corfu, and he was esteemed both by the government and by the entire population for his learning and philanthropy. At his death the eminent Corfiote poet Delviniotti composed a beautiful elegy in his honor.

Lazare Mordo left numerous works in manuscript; his "Nozioni Miscellanee Interno a Corcira" (Corfu, 1809) was dedicated to his friend Emanule Theotoky, president of the Senate, in which he gives the names of Corfu physicians who had preceded him, including several Jews.

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