Science world mourns passing of prominent voice on antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Stuart Levy, MD, a leading voice on the dangers of antibiotic overuse in humans and animals, passed away last week after an extended illness.

The late Stuart Levy, MD. | Image courtesy of: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Levy was a distinguished physician and researcher who taught at Tufts University School of Medicine for nearly 48 years. He also served as director for the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance at Tufts, and was founder and president of the Alliance for Prudent Antibiotic Use, a non-profit organization that promotes appropriate use of antibiotics.

Levy published more than 300 papers and reviews over the course of his career, and authored and edited several books. His 1992 book, The Antibiotic Paradox: How Miracle Drugs are Destroying the Miracle, has been translated into four languages.

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