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Pedro Lagleyze

Born 1855
Died 1916

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Argentine ophthalmologist, born 1855, Buenos Aires; died 1916.

Biography of Pedro Lagleyze

Pedro Lagleyze was born in Buenos Aires, the son of French parents. He studied in Buenos Aires, received his doctorate in 1882 and went abroad for further studies in ophthalmology. In 1881 he became jefe at the eye clinic in Buenos Aires, where he was supplente from 1884 to 1889. In 1889 he succeeded Cleto Aguirre as ordinarius of ophthalmology in Buenos Aires.

Pedro Lagleyze was president of the Academia Nacional de Medicina 1911-1912. He was succeeded by Roberto Johann Wernicke (1854-1922). The Hospital Municipal Oftalmologico Dr. Pedro Lagleyze in Buenos Aires is named in his honour.

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