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The Blinding of the Lawgiver Zaleukos on a 16th-Century German Medal

The Blinding of the Lawgiver Zaleukos on a 16th-Century German Medal Clinical Review & Education Special Communication The Blinding of the Lawgiver Zaleukos on a 16th-Century German Medal Jay M. Galst, MD; Peter van Alfen, PhD rare 16th-century German medal offers insight into the vio- walden, Switzerland (catalog No. XIV.82) (Figure 3). Both of these lent loss of sight as a morality tale in both antiquity and the Swiss pieces were collected and cataloged as numismatic exempla A Renaissance. On one side of the medal (Figure 1A), there depicting blinding by the ophthalmologist-numismatist of Trieste, is a graphic scene depicting the partial blinding of the ancient Greek Italy, Josef Brettauer, MD (1835-1905). Despite having one of the lawgiver Zaleukos and his son. The reverse (Figure 1B) depicts an- most comprehensive collections of medical coins and medals ever other ancient figure, the Persian King Cambyses, ordering a man to assembled, which contained more than 5500 items and was pub- sit on a chair covered by a skin. The medal is uninscribed, cast in sil- lishedin1937asMedicinainNummis, Brettauerdidnotlistthemedal ver, and 52 mm in diameter (catalog No. XIV.48). depicting the blinding of Zaleukos, although he did list the 2 Swiss Throughout northern Europe in the 16th century, the stories of pieces. Nor did the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Blinding of the Lawgiver Zaleukos on a 16th-Century German Medal

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 131 (7) – Jul 1, 2013

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American Medical Association
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2168-6165
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2168-6173
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10.1001/2013.jamaophthalmol.324
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23846205
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Clinical Review & Education Special Communication The Blinding of the Lawgiver Zaleukos on a 16th-Century German Medal Jay M. Galst, MD; Peter van Alfen, PhD rare 16th-century German medal offers insight into the vio- walden, Switzerland (catalog No. XIV.82) (Figure 3). Both of these lent loss of sight as a morality tale in both antiquity and the Swiss pieces were collected and cataloged as numismatic exempla A Renaissance. On one side of the medal (Figure 1A), there depicting blinding by the ophthalmologist-numismatist of Trieste, is a graphic scene depicting the partial blinding of the ancient Greek Italy, Josef Brettauer, MD (1835-1905). Despite having one of the lawgiver Zaleukos and his son. The reverse (Figure 1B) depicts an- most comprehensive collections of medical coins and medals ever other ancient figure, the Persian King Cambyses, ordering a man to assembled, which contained more than 5500 items and was pub- sit on a chair covered by a skin. The medal is uninscribed, cast in sil- lishedin1937asMedicinainNummis, Brettauerdidnotlistthemedal ver, and 52 mm in diameter (catalog No. XIV.48). depicting the blinding of Zaleukos, although he did list the 2 Swiss Throughout northern Europe in the 16th century, the stories of pieces. Nor did the

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JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 2013

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