German physician; born Jan. 4, 1849, at Anklam, Pomerania. He studied from 1868 to 1873 at the University of Berlin (M.D. 1873). During the Franco-Prussian war he was assistant surgeon at the military hospitals at Berlin and Carlsruhe. In 1874 he began to practise in Berlin, where he soon became a specialist for massage and orthopedia.
Ewer has taken an active part in the political life of the German capital and in the religious development of the Jewish congregation of Berlin (1883, 1886). He is the author of: "Heinrich von Rantzau's Buch über die Erhaltung der Gesundheit," 1891; "Kursus der Massage mit Einschluss der Heilgymnastik," 1891; 2d ed., 1901; "Leibesübungen undWettkämpfe im Alten Griechenland und Rom," 1896; "Indikationen und Technik der Bauchmassage," 1901; "Der Bau des Menschlichen Körpers, für Masseurs Bearbeitet," 1901; "Gymnastik für Aerzte und Studirende," 1901. He has also contributed many articles to medical and pedagogical journals.
- M. Unterweger, in Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspflege, Gratz, Austria, Feb. 1, 1902.