Edithlevy

1991 CM5. Discovered 1991 Feb. 9 by C. S. Shoemaker and D. H. Levy at Palomar.

Named in honor of Edith Pailet Levy (1918- ), mother of the second discoverer. Born in New Orleans, she married Nathaniel Lewis Levy in 1939 and headed to Montreal to become one of McGill University's first women medical students. Levy excelled in hematology, but once her children were grown she went back to McGill to launch a career in genetics. She spent several years studying Alzheimer's patients at Montreal's Jewish Hospital of Hope. (M 24918)

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