Historia Ophthalmologica Internationalis


July 8, 2015

Published from 1979 to 1985 by Jules Francois of Ghent University, this peer-reviewed journal has now been re-created under the editorship of Andrzej Grzybowski, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor of Ophthalmology, Poznan, Poland.

The journal is available free of any cost:  no subscription fees, no postal fees, no author fees.  The journal Web site will provide free online access to the contents of Julius Hirschberg's  History of Ophthalmology (uploading in progress).

The costs of publishing this medical historical journal are met solely by Jean-Paul Wayenborgh, who was also the publisher and founder of Historia Ophthalmologica along with J. François, F. C. Blodi, W. Duque-Estrada, E. Grom, F. Newell, and B. Streiff.

Thanks to print-on-demand printing possibilities, a printed edition will also be made available at low costs for those readers wanting their journal in printed form.

All ophthalmic history papers are welcome, whether on the history of physiology, anatomy, surgery, medications, instruments or the ophthalmic literature.  Eventually all of the articles will be indexed in PubMed Central and Google Scholar from the start of the journal.

Inquiries to: Jean-Paul Wayenborgh,   phone ++595 21 238 5274; cell ++595 91 547000; jp@wayenborgh.com; www.histoph.com

Skype:  jean.paul.wayenborgh (please introduce yourself with ‘histoph’ when using Skype for the first time); Facebook:  “history of ophthalmology” 


Medialia Gallery Exhibit Of Ophthalmology Medals In New York 



Jay Galst, M.D.,  has informed us that there were 250 existing medals along with about 50 new medals for the International Ophthalmology Medal Competition which were displayed, at the gallery: 335 West 38th. street, 4th. floor, in mid-2015.


Robert M. Feibel, M.D., New Director Of History Center At Washington University

Robert M. Feibel, M.D., has been appointed  director of the Center for History of Medicine at the School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis. The Center is located in the Bernard Becker Medical Library. 


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