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Robert Levy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B372
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 high altitutes on laryngeal tuberculosis. He practiced in Denver for 60 years and was a prominent Jewish doctor and leader. Collection contains autograph book, correspondence, and publications by Dr. Robert Levy.

Dates

  • 1881-1945

Creator

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (Autograph book, correspondence, and publications by Dr. Robert Levy.)

Scope and Contents

The papers contain an autograph book, correspondence, and publications by Dr. Robert Levy.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in two series: 1) Autograph Book, 1881-1885; and 2) Papers, 1887-1945. Each is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

B372.01 (Series 1) was transferred from M002, Dr. Robert Levy Autograph Book.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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