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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Apr. 8, 2010

Hermann von Helmholtz: A 19th Century Renaissance Man

Barry R. Masters

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 34-39 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.21.3.000034


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Abstract

Hermann von Helmholtz was many things to many people: physicist, teacher, medical doctor, aesthete and more. He drew on his extensive knowledge of many fields to invent the ophthalmoscope-a device that revolutionized ophthalmology-when he was just 29 years old.

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Barry R. Masters, "Hermann von Helmholtz: A 19th Century Renaissance Man," Optics & Photonics News 21(3), 34-39 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-21-3-34

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