Dr. Elisha North and the first Eye Infirmary in the United States

Daniel Albert, Marvin L. Sears

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The first eye infirmary in the United States was founded in New London, Connecticut, by Dr. Elisha North (1771-1843). North's Eye Infirmary opened its doors in 1817 and remained in existence for at least 12 years. North appears to have done considerable ocular surgery and invented an eye speculum. It was his belief that this pioneer institution "... hastened in this country the establishment of larger and better eye infirmaries." In addition to being a leading figure in Connecticut medical affairs, North made important contributions to the control of smallpox in this country and wrote the first book concerning meningococcal meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-587
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Dr. Elisha North and the first Eye Infirmary in the United States. / Albert, Daniel; Sears, Marvin L.

In: American journal of ophthalmology, Vol. 71, No. 2, 01.01.1971, p. 578-587.

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