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July 1933


Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;10(1):110-113. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830020118020

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This sketch of the life and work of Professor Elschnig is offered in honor of his seventieth birthday and in appreciation of his distinguished services to ophthalmology.

Professor Elschnig was born on Aug. 22, 1863, at Leibnitz, in the mountainous country of Styria, Austria, where his family had long been established. He prepared himself in medicine at the University of Graz, which stands at the head of the educational institutions of Styria. He was graduated in 1886, nearly fifty years ago. The year following his graduation, Prof. Isador Schnabel was called to the chair of ophthalmology at the University of Graz. In this way young Elschnig came under the influence of a very learned, industrious and exacting teacher, by whom he was taught that no labor is too great, no patience too long, in the fight against human suffering. In 1892, at the early age of 29, he was

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