Ewald Fabian

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Dr Ewald Fabian, (1885-1944) was a socialist Dentist, working in Berlin in the 1930s. He was the editor of Der Sozialistische Arzt (The Socialist Doctor), organiser of Verbandes sozialistischer Aerzte in Deutschland and the Secretary of the International Socialist Medical Association.

He is credited by Charles Brook with inspiring the formation of the Socialist Medical Association (later the Socialist Health Association) which played a prominent part in establishing the British National Health Service. He corresponded with and eventually met Dr Brook in 1930. Brook explains that Fabian was a man of heavy build and when he got in his fragile car, which was contemptuously referred to by his friends as “The Dung Cart,” the front passenger seat collapsed.[1] The SMA later helped him by securing his release from a French internment camp at the beginning of the Second World War.[2]

Ewald had a brother called James Fabian who had a son named as Frank Gerd Fabian who graduated at Guys Hospital London and now lives in Oxford England as a dentist and founded his own business that is under the management of one of his four daughters, Louise Rene Fabian Hunt who is an experienced dentist with her own successful family.


  1. ^ Brook, Charles W (1946). "Making Medical History". Socialist Health Association. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  2. ^ Stewart, John (1999). A Political History of the Socialist Medical Association,. Ashgate. ISBN 1 85928 218 0. Retrieved 13 November 2014.