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Otto Haab - bibliography

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Swiss ophthalmologist, born April 19, 1850, Wülflingen, Canton Zürich; died 1931.


    Besides the works mentioned below, Haab contributed to various textbooks of ophthalmology.
  • Pathologische Anatomie des Auges.
    In Ziegler’s Lehrbuch der pathologischen Anatomie.
  • Hirnriden-Reflex der Pupille.
  • Atlas und Grundriss der Ophthalmoskopie und ophthalmoskopischen Diagnostik. Munich, 1895.
    5th edition, 1908; translated intoEnglish and French.
  • Atlas der äusseren Erkrankugen des Auges nebst Grundriss ihrer Pathologie und Therapie. Munich, 1899.
    4th edition, 1910; translated into English and French.
  • Das Glaukom und seine Behandlung.
    Slg. Abh. Augenheilkunde. Halle 1902; 4: H, 6, 7).
  • Atlas und Grundriss der Lehre von den Augenoperationen. Munich, 1904.
    2nd edition, 1920; translated into English and French.
  • J. Streiff:
    Das Werk von professor Dr. Otto Haab. Basel, 1931.

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