He was born in Manchester, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe. During World War II he worked as an industrial chemist specialising in rubber products. In 1945, following his discharge, he bought a company that made balloons and condoms. He sold the firm in 1948 to the British Oxygen Company, and then trained as a doctor.
He was later the coroner for Inner South London, covering several major hospitals, Brixton prison and Belmarsh high security jail. He presided over about 500 inquests a year.
He received his knighthood in Callaghan's resignation honours.
- "Sir Montague Bernard Levine". RCPLondon. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
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