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Max Levine

Born  1889
Died  1967

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American bacteriologist, born April 4, 1889, Poland; died 1967.

Biography of Max Levine

Born in Poland, Max Levine came to the United States as a child. He studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 1922 became Ph.D. of bacteriology at the State University of Iowa. He became research assistant at his alma mater in 1912, instructor in 1913, 1914 assistant professor, 1919 associate professor, and 1924 professor of bacteriology at Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

We thank Søren Nørby, Denmark, for information submitted.


  • Lactose fermenting bacteria and their significance in water analysis. Ames, 1921.
  • An introduction to laboratory technique in bacteriology. New York, 1927.
  • A compilation of culture media for the cultivation of microorganisms.
    With H. Schoenlein. Baltimore, 1930.

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