William Godwin's Diary


This could be a lecture by Mordechai Gumpel Schnaber Levison (1741-1797), a physician and theologian (also known as George Levison), who came to England to study medicine under John Hunter, and later became interested in Swedenborg and alchemy. In 1770 he was made professor of medicine in Stockholm, and planned an alchemical laboratory. His interests were in Locke, Newton and relationship of religion and science. Alternatively, it may refer to Levison, J. L. Lecture on the hereditary tendency of drunkenness : dedicated, by permission, to Dr. Birkbeck (London, 1839), which by the time it was published had been delivered ‘to many audiences’.