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The Contract of the Emperor and His Oculist

The Contract of the Emperor and His Oculist of the The Contract and His Oculist Emperor CHARLES Boston SNYDER, the lands In II of the House of of the 1789, year Joseph Hapsburg, Emperor of a a one a one. had and not minor His Austria, problem—not quite major quite 44 wanted to leave Joseph Barth, years Vienna, royal oculist, although only old, his services to the and retire to his native island of Malta. If Barth up state, give in should be allowed to do Austria would lose its ocular so, only expert surgery. career in an If tradition is to be Barth his ocular in un¬ believed, began surgery the usual of Maria mother of II. way Theresa, during reign Joseph The old had worked hard to raise the standards of medicine and educa¬ Empress in tion her states. From she the renowned Gerhard van Swieten Leyden brought to the and its medical the to reorganize University department, perfect Imperial and to create what would become the world-famed Vienna Clinic. Van Library, was a in Swieten's work for him the of medical educa¬ good, earning place history for tion. his Austrian medicine did not seem to have However, plans upgrading included surgery. ophthalmic a court http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Contract of the Emperor and His Oculist

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 75 (4) – Apr 1, 1966

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1966 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1966.00970050547019
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Abstract

of the The Contract and His Oculist Emperor CHARLES Boston SNYDER, the lands In II of the House of of the 1789, year Joseph Hapsburg, Emperor of a a one a one. had and not minor His Austria, problem—not quite major quite 44 wanted to leave Joseph Barth, years Vienna, royal oculist, although only old, his services to the and retire to his native island of Malta. If Barth up state, give in should be allowed to do Austria would lose its ocular so, only expert surgery. career in an If tradition is to be Barth his ocular in un¬ believed, began surgery the usual of Maria mother of II. way Theresa, during reign Joseph The old had worked hard to raise the standards of medicine and educa¬ Empress in tion her states. From she the renowned Gerhard van Swieten Leyden brought to the and its medical the to reorganize University department, perfect Imperial and to create what would become the world-famed Vienna Clinic. Van Library, was a in Swieten's work for him the of medical educa¬ good, earning place history for tion. his Austrian medicine did not seem to have However, plans upgrading included surgery. ophthalmic a court

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1966

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