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Sidney Maurice Levyson
Birth: Jun. 10, 1899, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1967, USA

Social Reformer. Sidney Maurice Levyson lived his life under the name of Stanley Stein. He was a blind Jewish leper, involuntarily incarcerated in the camp for victims of Hansens Disease (leprosy) in Carville, Louisiana. Levyson refused to retreat into the living death of the disease, instead founding and editing the crusading "Star 66" Newspaper that brought hope to tens of thousands of sufferers from Hansens disease. To people around the world he brought understanding, awarness of the near-non-communicability of leprosy and scientific methods of treatment. As a crusading editor he helped change how American laws would treat victims of disease. It was in Carville that the cure for Hansen's was discovered, only it was too late for Levyson. His disease had progressed too far. Dying in 1967, his epitaph read: "Instead of bemoaning the things that I have lost, I try to make the most of what I have left." In his essay on Compensation, Emerson says, "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else."  (bio by: Jerry klinger) 
 
Burial:
Congregation of Beth El Memorial Park
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: fourth walkway on the right 4 graves in
 
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Originally Created by: Jerry klinger
Record added: Jul 16, 2007
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Sidney Maurice Levyson
Added by: Jerry klinger
 
Sidney Maurice Levyson
Added by: Jerry klinger
 
Sidney Maurice Levyson
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