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Biographical Notes

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Index terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence; 1919-1921

Series II: Scholarly Articles; Circa 1917-1921

Series III: Awards; 1957

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

Guide to the Moise D. Levy, MD, papers 1917-1957.



Creator: Moise Dreyfus Levy, MD.
Title: Moise Dreyfus Levy, MD, papers;
Dates: 1917-1957.
Abstract: Moise Dreyfus Levy Sr, MD was born September 4, 1889 in Galveston, Texas and grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana (Texas State Journal of Medicine volume 59 pages 248-49, March 1963). Dr. Levy's medical career spanned 50 years, 40 of those spent practicing medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Levy graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX on May 31, 1913. He was the first president of the Texas Society of Pathology, which was founded in 1921 and continues to exist today. Dr. Levy was elected president of the Harris County Medical Society in 1957. He was the author of 33 published medical writings (TSJM 59:248-49, Mar., 1963). Several letters pertaining to Dr. Levy's articles and copies of two original articles, one on the treatment of Bubonic Plague in Galveston, TX from circa 1920 and one on the use of Tartar Emetic as a cure for Malaria circa 1917 are included in the collection. The scope of the collection is limited to selected papers and a plaque from 1957 that commemorates Dr. Levy's time as president of the Harris County Medical Society. These items were donated by Dr. Levy's daughter Justine (Levy) Bennett to the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library in 1982. The collection is one box, 0.5 cubic feet. The title of the collection is Moise Dreyfus Levy, MD, Papers and is collection number MS 33. The collection is in excellent condition.
Identification: MS 33
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).
Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
Language: The collection is in English.
Repository: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center;  1133 John Freeman Blvd.  Houston, Texas 77030-2809.

Biographical Notes

Moise Dreyfus Levy Sr, MD was born September 4, 1889 in Galveston, Texas and grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana "where he attended school and later the Louisiana State Normal College" (Texas State Journal of Medicine volume 59 pages 248-49, March 1963). Levy graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1913. He was awarded an internship at St. Louis City Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri (Texas State Journal of Medicine, volume 9).

Dr. Levy served two years in the United States Medical Corps during World War I. Afterwards, he returned to Texas where he became an assistant professor of medicine at his alma mater, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston from 1915 until 1922. Levy served as a clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine from 1943 to 1954 and was a professor emeritus from 1954 until his death in 1963 (TSJM 59:248-49, Mar., 1963).

Dr. Levy was the first president of the Texas Society of Pathology, which was founded in 1921 and continues to exist today. He was a founding member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1957, Dr. Levy was elected president of the Harris County Medical Society. He was an active member of the medical community and was a member of many organizations including The American Heart Association, Houston Society of Internal Medicine, World Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygene.

Dr. Levy married Sarah Weill in 1917. They had four children: Moise D. Levy Jr. b.1918, Justine, Sara Jo and Melanie b. 1925. Dr. Levy's son Moise D. Levy, Jr. followed his father into medicine and became a successful rheumatologist.

Dr. Levy was active in Jewish affairs, he was twice elected president of the Houston Congregation for reformed Judiasm. He was active in the Rotary Club and in the Planned Parenthood Center of Houston. (TSJM 59:248-49, Mar., 1963).

Dr. Levy was the author of 33 published medical writings. Several of Dr. Levy's articles focused on the Houston / Galveston / Beaumont area, including a 1920 article on an epidemic of Dengue fever that had recently affected Galveston, TX and the surrounding area.

Dr. Moise Dreyfus Levy Sr. died at his home in Houston, TX on Jan. 30, 1963 at the age of 73.

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Scope and Content Note

Moise Dreyfus Levy Sr, MD was born September 4, 1889 in Galveston, Texas and grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana "where he attended school and later the Louisiana State Normal College" (Texas State Journal of Medicine volume 59 pages 248-49, March 1963). Dr. Levy graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1913. He was awarded an internship at St. Louis City Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri (Texas State Journal of Medicine, volume 9).

Dr. Levy served two years in the United States Medical Corps during World War I. Afterwards, he returned to Texas where he became an assistant professor of medicine at his alma mater, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston from 1915 until 1922. Levy served as a clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine from 1943 to 1954 and was a professor emeritus from 1954 until his death in 1963 (TSJM 59:248-49, Mar., 1963).

Dr. Levy was the first president of the Texas Society of Pathology, which was founded in 1921 and continues to exist today. He was a founding member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1957, Dr. Levy was elected president of the Harris County Medical Society. He was an active member of the medical community and was a member of many organizations including The American Heart Association, Houston Society of Internal Medicine, World Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygene.

Dr. Levy married Sarah Weill in 1917. They had four children: Moise D. Levy Jr. b.1918, Justine, Sara Jo and Melanie b. 1925. Dr. Levy's son Moise D. Levy, Jr. followed his father into medicine and became a successful rheumatologist.

Dr. Levy was active in Jewish affairs, he was twice elected president of the Houston Congregation for reformed Judiasm. He was active in the Rotary Club and in the Planned Parenthood Center of Houston. (TSJM 59:248-49, Mar., 1963).

Dr. Levy was the author of 33 published medical writings. Several of Dr. Levy's articles focused on the Houston / Galveston / Beaumont area, including a 1920 article on an epidemic of Dengue fever that had recently affected Galveston, TX and the surrounding area.

Dr. Moise Dreyfus Levy Sr. died at his home in Houston, TX on Jan. 30, 1963 at the age of 73.

The materials in this collection are in excellent condition. The scope of the collection is limited to selected papers that were donated by Dr. Levy's daughter Justine (Levy) Bennett to the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library in 1982, including a selection of letters, original copies of two articles, one on the treatment of Bubonic Plague in Galveston, TX circa 1920, one on the use of Tartar Emetic as a cure for Malaria circa 1917, and a plaque from 1957 that commemorates Dr. Levy's time as president of the Harris County Medical Society . The collection is one box, 0.5 cubic feet, the title of the collection is Moise Dreyfus Levy, MD, Papers and is collection number MS 33.

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Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged into the following series.
Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Scholarly Articles
Series III. Awards

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Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Index terms

Levy, Moise D.
Wall, Dick P.
University of Texas Medical Department.
Galveston, Texas.
Beaumont, Texas.
Broncho-spirochaetosis.
Bubonic Plague.
Malaria.
Tartar Emetic.
Letters.
Articles.
Awards.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Moise D. Levy, MD, papers; MS 33; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Acquition Information

Dr. Levy's papers were donated to the HAM-TMC Library in 1982 by Dr. Levy's daughter, Justine (Levy) Bennett.

Processing Information

The plaque Dr. Levy recieved as President of the Harris County Medical Society in 1957 was dismantled and the bronze pieces were housed in a folder. Correspondence was seperated from the article on Broncho-Pulmonary Spirochetois, these had previously been housed in the same folder.

Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence; 1919-1921

Scope and Content Note: Letters written to Dr. Levy between 1919 and 1921. Several of the letters have to do with the publication of Dr. Levy's Article "Broncho-Pulminary Spirochetosis - Castellani: Report of Two Cases" which is housed in folder 4 in this collection.
Box folder
1 1 Correspondence 1919-1921.

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Series II: Scholarly Articles; Circa 1917-1921

Scope and Content Note: Scholarly articles written by Dr. Levy when he was a member of the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Department.
box folder
1 2 The Use of Tartar Emetic in the Treatment of Malaria - Preliminary Report; circa 1917.
3 Treatment of Bubonic Plague - Analysis of Beaumont and Galveston Cases (Written by M. D. Levy and D. P. Wall); circa 1920.
4 Broncho-Pulmonary Spirochetosis - Castellani: Report of Two Cases; circa 1921.

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Series III: Awards; 1957

Scope and Content Note: The bronze-like pieces from a plaque Dr. Levy recieved in 1957 as the President of the Harris County Medical Society .
box folder
1 5 The bronze-like pieces from a plaque Dr. Levy recieved as the President of the Harris County Medical Society; 1957.

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