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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Levison, Ferdinand Emanuel

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Danish physician born in Copenhagen Nov. 9, 1843 educated at the University of Copenhagen (M.D. 1868). He was successively assistant physician at Frederik's Hospital, the Lying-in Hospital, and the Almindeligt (Communal) Hospital in Copenhagen. In 1887 he was appointed guardian of the poor, which position he still (1904) occupies. Levison is an energetic advocate of cremation the first Danish society for cremation was founded (1881) at his initiative, and he has ever since officiated as its president.

Bibliography : C. F. Bricka, Dansk Biografisk Lexicon .S. F. C.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Levison, Ferdinand Emanuel'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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