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Adolf Vossius

Born 1855-02-10
Died 1925-06-28

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German ophthalmologist, born February 10, 1855, Zempelburg, estpreussen; died June 28, 1925, Giessen. First name sometimes also written Adolph.

Biography of Adolf Vossius

Adolf Vossius was the son of a physician. He studied in Königsberg and in Giessen, where he obtained his doctorate in 1879 and worked as an assistant in the University Eye Clinic under Arthur von Hippel (1841-1916) from 1879 to 1881. From 1882 to 1887 he was secondary physician in the University Eye Clinic in Königsberg. Here he was habilitated for ophthalmology in 1882, became professor extraordinary in 1887, and in 1890 he accepted an invitation to become full professor at the chair in Giessen.

In Giessen, Friedrichstrasse 18, Vossius built a new clinic which was the most modern German eye clinic at the time.

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