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September 1939

HISTORY OF A MARBLE BUST OF VON GRAEFE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(3):446-447. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860090112013
Abstract

Under the title of "Welche Bildnisse besitzen wir von Albrecht von Graefe," Prof. Dr. R. Greeff1 published three papers in the Archiv fur Ophthalmologie in which he thoughtfully listed and described all the existing paintings, sculptures and photographs known to him of the father of ophthalmic surgery. The excellent bust of von Graefe at the Institute of Ophthalmology of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, which has a most interesting history, was not mentioned, and I should like to record its existence.

This statue was given to Donders by his students and colleagues in 1872 on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his professional teaching at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands). It stood in his study with busts of Johannes Müller and Herman von Helmholtz, which were also given to him at the same time. At the death of Donders, these busts came into the possession of Frau Prof. Paul Krais

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