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Bielschowsky, Alfred, 1871-1940



  • Existence: 1871 - 1940


Dr. Alfred Bielschowsky was born in Germany on December 11, 1871. He studied medicine at the Universities of Bresla, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Leipzig. He received his degree as doctor of medicine from the University of Berlin in 1894. He studied opthamology in Leipzig under Professor H. Sattler. In 1923 he became chief of the eye clinic at the University of Breslau. During a visit to the United States in 1934, Professor Ames invited Dr. Bielschowsky to work for the newly founded Dartmouth Eye Institute. He took a leave of absence from the University of Breslau to work for the Dartmouth Eye Institute, and in 1937 was appointed director of the Institute. He died in New York City on January 5, 1940 and is buried in New Hampshire near Eleazar Wheelock, the founder of Dartmouth College.

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Alfred Bielschowsky papers

Identifier: MS-1068
Date(s): 1891 to 1998

Dr. Alfred Bielschowsky, opthamologist, born 1871 and died 1940. Contains correspondence, diaries and notes, photographs, a report card, an MD exam certificate, a recommendation letter, an autobiographical sketch, obituaries and reviews, Kaufman’s dissertation on Dr. Bielchowsky, and materials from a 1968 Bielschowsky Commemorative Congress. They document various events from Dr. Bielschowsky’s lifetime as an opthamologist in Germany and Hanover, New Hampshire.

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