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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.


    Adolf Vossius:
    Leitfaden zum Gebrauch des Augenspiegels : fur Studirende und Aerzte.
    3rd edition, expanded and revised, Berlin : August Hirschwald, 1893.

    Adolph Vossius:
    Grundriss der Augenheilkunde. Leipzig and Vienna, 1888.
    Later editions as: Lehrbruch der Augenheilkunde. Bearbeitet von Adolf Vossius.
    Leipzig & Vienna Franz Deuticke. 3rd edition, 1898. 902 pages.
    4th edition, 1908, translated into Japanese and Russian.

    Adolf Vossius, C. Hess, O. Lange.
    Die Croupose Conjunctivitis; Ueber Linsentrubungen; Ueber Glaucom; Die Keratitis Interstitialis; Die Pathologie Des Farbensinnes. 1898. Published in Paperback April 2010 by Kessinger Publishing

    Vossius also occasioned the publication of the Sammlung Zwangloser Abhandlungen aus dem gebiete der Augenheilkunde, Halle an der Saale.

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