Memory Elvin-Lewis

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Ethnobotanist and Infectious Disease Microbiologist: Dr. Elvin-Lewis is an expert on evaluating traditional medicines and their use.

"Remember to have patience for technology to catch up to you and your discovery."

Birthdate
May 20, 1933

Birthplace
Vancouver, British Columbia

Residence
St. Louis, Missouri

Family Members
  • Father: Richard James Elvin
  • Mother: May Winnefred Foster
  • Spouse: Walter Lewis
  • Children: Memoria; Walter H., Jr.
  • Grandchildren: Florence, Lilian

Personality
Sociable, patient, stolid, forthright

Favorite Music
American folk music

Other Interests
Gardening, antiques, family, travel, gourmet cooking

Title
Professor of Biomedicine In Microbiology and Ethnobotany

Office
Biology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BA, UBC, 1952
  • Medical Technologist, Pearson TB Hospital, Vancouver 1954/55
  • MSc (Medical microbiology), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1957
  • MSc (Virology and Epidemiology), Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, 1960
  • PhD (Medical microbiology), University of Leeds, Yorkshire, England, 1966

Awards
  • Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1995
  • Silver Medal, Mexican Academy of Traditional Medicine, 2001

Mentor

Father, who encouraged her to understand science and medicine.


Last Updated
December 17, 2007

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