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August 1963


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Chief of Ophthalmology Service Touro Infirmary 1505 Antonine St New Orleans 15

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;70(2):290. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960050292026

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To the Editor:  —I was intrigued by the article on Julius Homberger, MD (Arch Ophthal 68:875, 1962) not only because of the peculiar life of this individual, but also because his life involved New Orleans and Touro Infirmary. In addition, there were voids in this history which I determined to fill.When Touro Infirmary opened again to handle patients after the Civil War, it was announced in the newspapers, and the official report of the secretary of the Touro Infirmary Board on May 9, 1869, contained the same announcement and announced the names of several doctors who were practicing in the Infirmary including a Dr. Julius Homberger (Oculist).I consulted the old admitting books of the Touro Infirmary and found Dr. Homberger's name opposite three patients, although it was not the custom to list the physician's name with the patient's. These are the only three places where Dr. Homberger's name

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