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Future since 1868: 150 years of University Eye Clinic Heidelberg (Germany)

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First Author: F.Krogmann GERMANY

Co Author(s):    S. Scholtz   D. Munro   G. Auffarth              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

After many years of struggles and obstacles the University Eye Clinic Heidelberg was finally founded by Otto Becker (1828-1890) in 1868 as its first tenured Professor.

Setting:

Julius Hirschberg Society (JHG), Vienna (A) International Vision Correction Research Centre (IVCRC), University of Heidelberg, Germany The David J. Apple Lab, University of Heidelberg (D)

Methods:

Selective literature research of books and journal articles via PubMed, Google Scholar and Google as well as intensive/detailed research in the University of Heidelberg┬┤s archive.

Results:

Maximilian Josef Chelius (1818-1864), Professor for general and ophthalmic surgery in Heidelberg was substantially engaged in the founding of a medical department at the University of Heidelberg but consequently refusing to establish an autonomous University Eye Clinic. It took until Otto Becker could realize this. He became the first tenured Professor of this new and independent University Eye Clinic in 1868.

Conclusions:

The 150 years┬┤ history of the University Eye Clinic of Heidelberg has been led by six tenured Professors, since 2011 by its seventh very successfully.

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