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Edwin Theodor Saemisch

Born 1833
Died 1909

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German ophthalmologist, born September 30, 1833, Luckau in Nieder-Lausitz; died September 29, 1909, Bonn.

Biography of Edwin Theodor Saemisch

Edwin Theodor Saemisch studied in Berlin and W├╝rzburg until 1858, the year he received his doctorate at Berlin. After working as an assistant in the ophthalmologic clinic in Wiesbaden from 1858 to 1862, he was habilitated in Bonn in 1862, becoming extraordinary professor in 1867, and in 1873 he was appointed full professor of ophthalmology. He described vernal conjunctivitis in 1876.

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