Now available: the long awaited first volume of:
History of Contact Lenses by Robert Heitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Heitz started to collect material for this masterpiece of ophthalmic history about 25 years ago.
A busy ophthalmologist, it was only when he retired from his medical duties, that he started his new career as an historian.
been the instigator and editor (with
His entry in the International Biography and Bibliography of Ophthalmologists (IBBO): reads as follows .
Heitz, Robert Fernand
(1932- ) French ophthalmologist and historian. Heitz was
He is also a member of the Société d’histoire de la médecine, Société francophone d’histoire de l’ophtalmologie and the Julius Hirschberg Gesellschaft fuer Geschichte der Augenheilkunde.
Heitz received the Fick-Kalt-Müller Medal from the ECLSO in 1983 and the Louis Emile Javal Silver Service Distinction from the International Contact Lens Council of Ophthalmology in 1986. He is the founder and then from 1979 to 1991 was Editor in Chief of both the French and the German edition of the international medical journal Contactologia (Enke Stuttgart) and co-author, with G. Elie of Guide de Contactologie Médicale 1988. He has authored more than 150 publications mainly in French, but also in German and English, on ophthalmic clinical aspects in relation to contact lenses, the history of contact lenses and public health.
Heitz attained his PhD (Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études) after presenting a thesis on the History of Corneal Neutralization and of Contact Lenses (Étude historique des principes et des applications des systèmes de contact oculaire dans le contexte des connaissances du XVIe siècle à la première moitié du XXe siècle). This thesis will be published in an English version (translated by Colin Mailer) by Wayenborgh Ostend/Belgium, as part of the Hirschberg Series. For his activities to the Public Health, Robert Heitz received the French Ordre National du Mérite. JPW.
Title and details of Robert Heitz´s work:
Translated into English
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