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September 1938

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(3):504-505. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850210160017

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Notice has been received of the death of Mr. Jujiro Komoto, honorable professor of the Tokyo Imperial University. Professor Komoto was born on Aug. 16, 1859, in Hyogo-ken. After graduation from the Tokyo Foreign Languages School and the Department of Medicine of Tokyo University in 1883, he was sent abroad by his government, where he continued his studies in Germany and Austria from 1885 to 1889. On his return from study abroad he was appointed professor of the College of Medicine of Imperial University, Tokyo, in June 1889 and was simultaneously appointed to the chair of ophthalmology in the same college. The former College of Medicine became the Faculty of Medicine in 1915, and Professor Komoto was appointed (in succession) again as professor of ophthalmology. Almost all of his important publications were in Japanese. He died on April 4, 1938, at the age of 79, after

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