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September 1935

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(3):490-491. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840090176016

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Professor Jules Gonin of Switzerland died on June 11. He was born at Lausanne in 1870 and spent his early school years at the Collège Galliard and the cantonal gymnasium, later entering the faculty of science of the old academy and the faculty of medicine at Lausanne and Bern. In 1918 he became surgeon in charge of the Asile des Aveugles, and in 1920, professor of ophthalmology in the University of Bern. Professor Gonin will be remembered primarily for his work on detachment of the retina. His first publication on this subject appeared in 1908, but it was not until 1918 that his paper "The Anatomical Causes of Detachment of the Retina" guided oculists to the point that they have reached today. His crowning achievement, his book "Detachment of the Retina," was published in 1934. Among the societies of which he was a member were the Swiss

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