GD8 Ernst Levin, medical practitioner

Collection Summary


Reference Code: GB239 GD8
Title: Levin, Ernst
Dates of Creation of Material: 1904-1980
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 9.2 shelf metres: papers, photographic material


Name of creator(s): Ernst Levin (1887-1975), medical practitioner
Biographical History: Born in Berlin in 1887, Levin studied medicine in Germany before serving as a medical officer in the 1914-1918 war, when he received awards for his bravery. In 1933 he was offered a Chair of Neurology in Munich as a result of work on the diagnosis of spinal cord tumours. He was unable to remain in Germany due to the political situation and, in 1933, he came to Scotland and began working at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with renowned neurosurgeon Norman Dott (1897-1973). As well as acting as consultant neurologist to various Edinburgh hospitals, he also practised in private and lectured at the Edinburgh School of Speech Therapy. He died in 1975.
Archival History: Records held within the family
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, December 1983


Scope and Content: Clinical and medical correspondence, papers and case notes 1907-1970s; German correspondence and case notes 1920s-1971; general correspondence and papers 1904-1980
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Not yet fully arranged


Conditions Governing Access:  Access is subject to the terms of the NHS Records Management Code of Practice 2010, the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Eastern General case notes (in LHB11)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; last updated August 2009.