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Ophthalmological Numismatics
December 8, 2008

Johann Gottlieb Fabini

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(12):1715. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.12.1715

Johann Gottlieb Fabini (Theofil Janos) (1791-1847) was one of the first Hungarian professors of ophthalmology. Fabini, a native of Transylvania, studied medicine in Vienna, Austria, where for 2 years he was assistant to George Beer. While in Vienna, he also had the opportunity to work with Carl von Graefe and William MacKenzie. Returning to Hungary in 1817, he was appointed chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Budapest, where he was to remain for the rest of his career. His primary interests were the diseases of the cornea, which is reflected in his publications in 1830 and 1831, respectively, of Doctrina de morbus oculorum and Praecipius corneae morbis.

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