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    • Trained in neurology and pathology, Charles Miller Fisher, MD applied painstaking clinical and tissue examination to set the foundation for our current understanding of cerebrovascular disease and many other neurologic conditions. His special...
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    • From 1921 to 1947, the center of research into visual perception in the United States was in the rural hamlet of Hanover, New Hampshire. Situated on the campus of Dartmouth College, The Dartmouth Eye Institute (DEI) fostered an...
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    • Irene Loewenfeld, PhD was trained in physiology at New York University and Columbia University under the direction of Otto Lowenstein, MD, PhD. With her mentor, she produced a prodigious amount of research on pupil function, culminating in 1993 in...
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    • Joel Glaser, MD is considered one of the great scholars of neuro-ophthalmology. His published contributions touch nearly every aspect of the field. The principal author of the highly respected textbook Neuro-Ophthalmology, he has trained over 50...
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    • For the second half of the 20th century, the best known ophthalmologist in the world was Lawton Smith, MD. Everyone was mimicking the gestures and argot of the “simple country doctor” with the South Carolina twang. Mixing medicine with...
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    • The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota contributed gloriously to the early history of neuro-ophthalmology in North America. Between 1917 and 1991, Mayo Clinic physicians recognized the importance of close collaboration with neurology,...
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    • Noble David, MD could as easily recite the sonnets of Petrarch as the science of neuro-ophthalmology. One of the progenitors of retinal fluorescein angiography, he produced groundbreaking experimental and clinical studies on the retinal circulation.
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    • No one in the field of neuro-ophthalmology could be as smart-and-funny as Norman Schatz, MD. Drawing on the enormous and diverse patient population of the Wills Eye Institute, Jefferson Medical College, he developed an unmatchable repertoire. If...
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    • Otto Lowenstein, MD, PhD was a pioneer in the quantitative measurement of pupil function. Trained in mathematics, physics, and medicine, he abandoned a promising career in Germany to avoid Nazi persecution, emigrating to the United States in 1939....
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    • [part 1] San Francisco, December 7-8, 1995. 1. Ocular tilt reaction 2. Ocular lateropulsion 3. Pupillary misdirection 4. Superior oblique myokymia [part 2] Sydney, August 14-16, 1996. 5. Eyelid nystagmus 6. Lid twitch sign (Cogan) 7. Facial...
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    • Neuro-ophthalmology in North America has a colorful history. This exhibit displays that history through some of the people who made it happen. Adapted from interviews and essays that appeared in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology from 2001 to...
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    • Robert Daroff, MD brought his instinct for recognizing important but unsolved clinical issues to the technical expertise of collaborating engineers and physiologists to produce pathbreaking research in ocular motility. He and his colleagues...
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    • Ronald Burde, MD brought profound understanding of experimental science to neuro-ophthalmology. All over the world, his former medical students, residents, and fellows recall the intensity and keen logic with which he approached clinical issues. He...
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    • Simmons Lessell, MD elevated the case report to a high art. His descriptions of toxic optic neuropathy, cerebral achromatopsia, palinopsia, indirect optic nerve trauma, and idiopathic pachymeningitis are examples of the most luminous prose in the...
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    • Thomas Hedges, Jr, MD, the first person to take a full neuro-ophthalmology fellowship (under Frank Walsh, MD at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University), used his energy and organizing skills to set in motion the Walsh Society and the...
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    • In a 60-year career in neuro-ophthalmology, William Hoyt, MD trained 71 fellows and co-authored (with Frank Walsh, MD) the canonical textbook Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology. He added pathophysiologic rigor to a discipline that was rich in anecdote...
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