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Carl Friedrich Richard Förster

Born 1825
Died 1902

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German ophthalmologist, born November 15, 1825, Lissa; died July 7, 1902, Breslau.

Biography of Carl Friedrich Richard Förster

Carl Friedrich Richard Förster studied at Breslau, Heidelberg, Berlin, receiving his doctorate in 1849, and was habilitated for opthalmology in 1857. His important works were published while he was Dozent, and professor of opthalmology (from 1873) at Breslau.

In 1894 Förster was made a life member of the Prussian Herrenhaus. He celebrated his 50 year doctoral jubilee on July 31, 1899, and then retired.

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