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LEVY, MORITZ MARCUS (CARL EDVARD MARIUS):

Danish physician; born in Copenhagen Sept. 8, 1808; died there Dec. 30, 1865. He graduated as M. D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1833, having in 1830 won the university gold medal for a medical essay.

From 1833 till 1836 Levy traveled abroad, making a special study of obstetrics, and upon his return to Copenhagen he became resident physician of the Nursery Institute ("Plejestiftelsen").

In 1838 Levy accepted baptism and assumed the name "Carl Edvard Marius," thereby removing an obstacle in the way of his becoming a university professor. In 1840 he was appointed lector, in 1841 assistant professor, and in 1850 professor at CopenhagenUniversity; and at the same time he became obstetrician to the city of Copenhagen.

Levy was a prolific scientific writer. Of his publications the following may be mentioned: "De Sympodia seu Monstrositate Sireniformi, cum Anatomica Ejusmodi Monstri Descriptione," Copenhagen, 1833; "Om Collisionen Imellem Perforation og Kaisersnit. Et Bidrag til Undersögelsen: De Jure Vitæ et Necis quod Competit Medico in Partu," ib. 1840; "Udtog af Födselsvidenskaben som Lærebog for Jordemödre," ib. 1843. Levy was coeditor of the "Journal for Medicin og Chirurgie," to which he contributed extensively. A number of essays and treatises from his pen have appeared also in the German and the English medical periodicals.

Bibliography:
  • C. F. Bricka, Dansk Biografisk Lexicon; Erslew's Forfatter-Lexicon.
S. F. C.
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