Quantcast
peoplepill id: alfred-carl-graefe
ACG
1 views today
2 views this week
Alfred Carl Graefe

Alfred Carl Graefe

German ophthalmologist
Alfred Carl Graefe
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German ophthalmologist
Was Physician Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 23 November 1830, Martinskirchen, Germany
Death 12 April 1899, Weimar, Germany (aged 68 years)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
The details

Biography

Alfred Carl Graefe (23 November 1830 – 12 April 1899) was a German ophthalmologist born in Martinskirchen.

From 1850 to 1854 he studied medicine at the universities of Halle, Heidelberg, Würzburg, Leipzig and Prague, then from 1855 to 1858, worked as an assistant to his cousin, ophthalmologist Albrecht von Graefe, in Berlin. During this time period, he also spent time in Paris, where he studied with Frédéric Jules Sichel and Louis-Auguste Desmarres.

In 1859 he founded a private eye clinic in Halle, and in 1873 became a full professor at the University of Halle. In 1884 he was appointed director of the newly constructed university eye clinic.

He is remembered for his work with ocular motility disorders, particularly strabismus. He was a pioneer of aseptic ophthalmic surgery involving efforts for prevention of surgical complications such as endophthalmitis. Also, he is credited with providing an early detailed description of retinal ischemia, and was the first physician to perform an extirpation of the lacrimal sac.

He collaborated with Edwin Theodor Saemisch in publishing an epic ophthalmological work titled "Handbuch des gesamten Augenheilkunde" (7 volumes, 1874–80). Graefe was physician to composer Franz Liszt when the latter suffered from failing vision. A date for cataract surgery was planned in September 1886, however Liszt died during the summer, and the surgery never took place.

Selected written works

  • Klinische Analyse der Motilitätsstörungen des menschlichen Auges, (Berlin 1858).
  • Symptomenlehre der Augenmuskellähmungen, (1867).
  • Ein Wort zur Erinnerung an A. v. Graefe, (Halle 1870).
  • Handbuch der gesamten Augenheilkunde, (Leipzig 1874–80) (with Theodor Saemisch).
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
Reference sources
References
http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/pnd116809264.html
http://www.zeno.org/Pagel-1901/A/Graefe,+Alfred+Karl
https://web.archive.org/web/20081005164323/http://medweb.bham.ac.uk/easdec/eyetextbook/Liszt/franz.htm
https://archive.org/search.php?query=((subject:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%20Carl%22%20OR%20subject:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%20C.%22%20OR%20subject:%22Graefe,%20A.%20C.%22%20OR%20subject:%22Alfred%20Carl%20Graefe%22%20OR%20subject:%22Alfred%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20subject:%22A.%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20subject:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%22%20OR%20subject:%22Alfred%20Graefe%22%20OR%20creator:%22Alfred%20Carl%20Graefe%22%20OR%20creator:%22Alfred%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20creator:%22A.%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20creator:%22A.%20Carl%20Graefe%22%20OR%20creator:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%20Carl%22%20OR%20creator:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%20C.%22%20OR%20creator:%22Graefe,%20A.%20C.%22%20OR%20creator:%22Graefe,%20A.%20Carl%22%20OR%20creator:%22Alfred%20Graefe%22%20OR%20creator:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%22%20OR%20title:%22Alfred%20Carl%20Graefe%22%20OR%20title:%22Alfred%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20title:%22A.%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20title:%22Alfred%20Graefe%22%20OR%20description:%22Alfred%20Carl%20Graefe%22%20OR%20description:%22Alfred%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20description:%22A.%20C.%20Graefe%22%20OR%20description:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%20Carl%22%20OR%20description:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%20C.%22%20OR%20description:%22Alfred%20Graefe%22%20OR%20description:%22Graefe,%20Alfred%22)%20OR%20(%221830-1899%22%20AND%20Graefe))%20AND%20(-mediatype:software)
https://authority.bibsys.no/authority/rest/authorities/html/98023636
https://d-nb.info/gnd/116809264
http://isni.org/isni/0000000081526784
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87825255
https://aleph.nkp.cz/F/?func=find-c&local_base=aut&ccl_term=ica=xx0074676&CON_LNG=ENG
http://uli.nli.org.il/F/?func=direct&doc_number=000488313&local_base=nlx10
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p07510394X
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes