Sixth  Bohigian Lecture    September 28, 2016

Mark J. Mannis, M.D.

Shakespeare's Eye: A Study of the Eye in Disease and Metaphor in the Works of Shakespeare

Mark J. Mannis, M.D.,  is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, University of California Davis Eye Center.  He also serves as Medical Director of Sierra Donor Services in Sacramento, California. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis and a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Iowa. He conducts a busy referral practice in diseases of the cornea and external eye based at the University of California - Davis. 


Fifth  Bohigian Lecture    September 30, 2015

Lilla Vekerdy

The Eyes Have It:  The First Systematic Book on Ocular Diseases, 1583  

Ms. Vekerdy is Head of Special Collections at the Smithsonian Institute Libraries, Washington, D.C., and a member of the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society.


Fourth  Bohigian Lecture     October 1, 2014

Michael Marmor, M.D. 

Vision and  History: Looking Through an Artist's Eyes



Third  Bohigian Lecture   October 9, 2013

James G. Ravin, M.D.

Eye Diseases of Famous Artists

James G. Ravin, M.D., well known for his life-long interest in art, gave the Third Bohigian Lecture at Washington University in Saint Louis on October 9, 2013. His subject was "Eye Diseases of  Famous Artists."



Second  Bohigian Lecture   October 10, 2012

Ronald S. Fishman, M.D.  

Eye Problems of American Presidents

Dr. Fishman is now retired after many years of ophthalmology practice in Washington, D.C., and teaching neuro-ophthalmology at the Washington Hospital Center.  He has had a long-time interest in the history of medicine, has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the History of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University, and is a founding member and past president of the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society.  He has published over 20 articles on the history of ophthalmology and is currently Consultant to the Museum of Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.



Inaugural Bohigian Lecture  October 5, 2011  

Daniel Albert, M.D., M.S.  

The Strange Life of the Brilliant Oculist Who Blinded Handel and Bach

The Bohigian Annual Lectureship in the History of Ophthalmology and the Visual Sciences was established through the generosity of George and Chris Bohigian.






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