Obituaries

Laurence Fraser Levy

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39309.489294.BE (Published 23 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:404
  1. Bruce Levy,
  2. Malcolm Levy

    Pioneer of neurosurgery in the developing world

    Laurence Levy was a selfless personality and pioneer of neurosurgery in the developing world who dedicated his life to the people in East and Central Africa. After qualifying in 1945, he served in the Royal Air Force—the beginning of a lifelong interest in flying and, in later years, gliding—before going to New York, where he specialised as a neurosurgeon. He went on to travel the world as a ship's doctor (the Royal Mail line), treating local people at the ports, as well as those on board. During one particular stop he performed the first neurosurgical operation in Jamaica, and went on to perform the first of such …

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