Lewy, Frederic

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Lewy, Frederic Gender: M
Friedrich Jacob Heinrich Lewÿ
born on 28 January 1885 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°09' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°35 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°55'

Frederic Lewy (circa 1920)


German-born American Jewish neurologist best known for the discovery of Lewy bodies, which are a characteristic indicator of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Lewy was trained in Berlin and Zürich and graduated from Berlin in 1910. Lewy worked in Alois Alzheimer's Munich laboratory and was contemporary with Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt (1885–1964), Alfons Maria Jakob (1884–1931) and Ugo Cerletti (1877-1963).

He fled Nazi Germany and emigrated to the U.S. in 1933. He died in Haverford, Pennsylvania on 5 October 1950, aged 65.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Alzheimer, Alois (born 14 June 1864)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives ("Fritz Jacob Heinrich Lewÿ").


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (German emigrant to USA)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Neurologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Lewy bodies")