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Albert Peters

Born  1862
Died  1938

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German ophthalmologist, born September 19, 1862, Meggen in Westfalen; died 1938.

Biography of Albert Peters

Albert Peters studied at Bonn and Berlin. He received his doctorate at Bonn in 1885, and in 1886 became an assistant under Edwin Theodor Saemisch (1833-1909) at the university eye clinic in Bonn. He was habilitated for ophthalmology at Bonn 1892, from 1898 titular professor, and in 1901 called to Rostock to succeed Karl Theodor Paul Polykarpus Axenfeld (1867–1930).


Besides the monographs listed below, Peters wrote numerous papers and works in journals.
  • Tetanie und Staarbildung. Bonn, 1898.
  • Zusammenhang zwischen Augenstörungen und Kopfschmerzen. 1898.
  • Die angeborenen Fehler und Erkrankungen des Auges. Bonn, 1909.
  • Die Erkrankungen des Auges im Kindesalter. Bonn, 1910.
  • Das Glaukom. Berlin, 1930.

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