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Jakob Stilling

Born  1842
Died  1915

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German ophthalmologist, born September 22, 1842, Kassel; died April 30, 1915, Strassburg.

Biography of Jakob Stilling

Jakob Stilling was the brother of the physician Heinrich Stilling (1853-1911) and the son of the famous anatomist Benedikt Stilling (1810-1879). He studied in Göttingen, Marburg, Würzburg, Berlin, and Paris. He received his doctorate in 1865 and in 1867 settled in practice as an eye physician in his native city of Kassel. However, being attracted to ophthalmology, he received further education on this speciality in Paris, Berlin and Vienna, and eventually with Carlo Reymond in Torino. Following unsuccessful attempts to embark on a further academical career in Italy, he returned to Kassel to practice eye medicine. In 1880 he moved to Strassburg where he was habilitated for ophthalmology at the University, becoming titular professor in 1884. He remained in Strassburg until his death in 1915.


  • Über die Heilung der Verengerungen der Thränenwege.
    Cassel, 1865.
  • Über die Heilung der Verengerungen der Thränenwege etc.
    Cassel, 1868.
  • Zur Theorie des Glaucoms.
    [Albrecht von Graefes] Archiv für Ophthalmologie, Berlin, XIV.
  • Eine Studie über den Bau des Glaskörpers.
    [Albrecht von Graefes] Archiv für Ophthalmologie, Berlin, XV.
  • Beiträge zur Lehre von den Farbenempfindungen.
    Stuttgart, 1875-1876.
  • Über Farbsinn und Farbenblindheit. Cassel, 1878.
  • Die Prüfung des Farbensinns beim Eisenbahn- und Marinepersonal. Cassel, 1878.
  • Über das Sehen der Farbenblindheit. Cassel, 1878.
  • Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Blau-Gelbblindheit. Cassel, 1878.
  • Über das Sehen der Farbenblinden.
    Cassel and Berlin, 1878; 2nd edition, 1883.
  • Pseudo-isochromatische Tafeln.
    Leipzig, 1878; 18th edition published by E. Hertel 1929.
  • Untersuchungen über den Bau der optischen Centralorgane.
    Cassel and Berlin, 1882.
  • Untersuchungen über die Entstehung der Kurzsichtigkeit.
    Wiesbaden, 1887.
  • Schädelbau und Kurzsichtigkeit. Wiesbaden, 1887.
  • Anilinfarbstoffe des Antiseptica. Strassburg, 1890, 1891.
  • Grundzüge der Augenheilkunde. Vienna and Leipzig, 1897.
  • Goethe’s Farbenlehre. Strassburg, 1899.
  • Psychologie der Gesichtsvorstellung nach Kants Theorie der Erfahrung. Berlin and Vienna, 1901.
  • Die Kurzsichtigkeit. Berlin, 1903.

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