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Victor Morax

Born  1866
Died  1935

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Swiss-French ophthalmologist, born March 16, 1866, Morges, Switzerland; died 1935.

Biography of Victor Morax

Victor Morax first studied in Freiburg im Breisgau, then in Paris, where he became externe in 1888, interne 1890, and was conferred doctor of medicine in 1894. He was appointed Ophtalmologiste des Hôpitaux in 1900, 1903-1928 he worked in the Hôpital Lariboisière. Morax became Attachée à l’Institut Pasteur 1893, 1930 member of the Académie de Médecine.

Morax described the organism causing chronic conjunctivitis simultaneously with Axenfeld, and wrote a book with Henri Huchard (1844-1910), Traité des névroses.

Morax was editor of Annales d’oculistique.


  • Recherches bactériologiques sur l’étiologie des conjunctivites aiguës. Paris, 1894.
  • Maladies de la conjonctive et de la corné. Sémiologie oculaire.
    In: Pierre-Félix Lagrange (1857-1928) and Emile Valude (1857-1930), publishers: Encyclopédie française d’ophthalmologie. Paris, 1903-1010.
  • Précis d’ophthalmologie. Paris, 1907; 4th edition ca 1932.
  • Pathologie oculaire. Paris, 1921.
  • Glaucome et glaucomateux. Paris, 1921.
  • Ophthalmie du nouveau-né. Paris, 1924.
  • Cancer de l’appareil visuel. Paris, 1926.
  • Le trachome. With P. Petit. Paris, 1929.

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