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The Museum of Vision provides brief biographies of fascinating lives in ophthalmology.
The Museum of Vision is pleased to present these biographies in an effort to increase knowledge about the history of ophthalmology. All items below are PDF documents to download.
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Georg Joseph Beer, MD: The First Professor
Rudolf Bock, MD: A WWII Refugee in China
Louis Braille: Champion of the Blind
Jacques Daviel, MD: First Modern Cataract Surgery
John Homer Dix, MD: An American First
Hal Lovelace Foster, MD: Founder of the AAO
Hermann von Helmholtz, MD and the Ophthalmoscope
Lucien Howe, MD: Silver Nitrate and the Howe Law
Col. Forrest Hull, MD: A Career in Service
George Kambara, MD and the Fate of Japanese Americans in WWII
Carl Koller, MD: Coca Koller and the Discovery of Topical Anesthesia
James and George McFatrich, Founders of the Murine Eye Remedy Company and Other Questionable Pursuits
Charles Schepens, MD: A Secret Life in WWII Resistance
Herman Snellen, MD: Introduction of the Eyechart
Col. Thomas J. Tredici, MD: The Last Retired WWII Pilot
Henry Willard Williams, MD: Harvard's First Department Chair