Levy, Robert, 1864-1945
Dr. Robert Levy was born in 1864 in Hamilton, Ontario and died in Denver, Colorado in 1945. He came to Denver in 1879 and became a student at the University of Denver the next year. He married Rebecca Goldsmith and two daughters were born to the couple. Robert Levy started practicing medicine in Denver in 1884 after training at Bellevue Hospital. He was an organizer, in 1887, of Gross Medical College, which later merged into DU's medical school. He was also instrumental in the organization of Denver Clinical Pathological Assn. and National Jewish Hospital. Dr. Levy's specialty was ear, nose and throat and during World War I he was in charge of that specialty at Fort Lewis, Washington. He practiced medicine in Denver for 60 years, and was honored by a testimonial dinner at National Jewish Hospital in 1944. He was also on the board of Temple Emanuel, was Professor Emeritus of the Colorado University School of Medicine, and served as president of the Denver and Colorado medical societies.
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Abstract Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.
Abstract Dr. Robert Levy (1864-1945) began attending the University of Denver in 1880. Most of the signatures in the autograph album date from when he was a student at the university. He started practicing medicine in Denver in 1884 after training at Bellevue Hospital. He helped found National Jewish Hospital and Gross Medical College. He served as president of the Denver and Colorado medical societies. Publications in the collection by Dr. Levy are on medical education and on the effect of climate and...