Joseph Igersheimer, M.D. (1879-1965) Having completed his medical education in 1904, Dr. Igersheimer became full professor at Heidelberg in 1914, "Extraordinary Professor" in 1920, and full professor at the University of Frankfurt in 1926.  "While in forced exile from Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1939, Joseph Igersheimer was the architect of modern ophthalmology in Turkey. Earlier he was a pioneer in addressing the impact of syphilis on eyesight. He was the first to use arsphenamine in the treatment of syphilis of the eye and the first to operate on retinal detachment by closing the holes. In 1939 he joined Tufts University's Medical School and became a major contributor to America's ophthalmology. By the time of his retirement, over 2000 American ophthalmologists had listened to his lectures." 
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 Namal, A. and A. Reisman. Joseph Igersheimer (1879-1965): a visionary ophthalmologist and his contributions before and after exile. J Med Biogr. 2007 Nov;15(4):227-34.
 Reisman, Arnold. Turkey's Modernization: Refugees from Nazism and Ataturk's Vision (Washington DC: New Academic, 2006): 154.
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Igersheimer, Josef [Personal Communication]
Reference Type: Personal Communication Record Number: 7194 Title: Igersheimer, Josef Recipient: Ulhman, Marian Short Title: Igersheimer, Josef Call Number: WC 160 S994 1970 Label: 93500 Keywords: faculty, medical, ophthalmology, Schwartz, Bernard Igersheimer, Josef Notes: MU, reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer visited today to investigate the work of her grandfather, Josef Igersheimer, who taught at TUSM until he was an octegenarian. His text Syphilis and the Eye was edited by Bernard Schwartz.
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Biographical sketch of Josef Igersheimer
Reference Type: Book Section Record Number: 9036 Author: Sloane, Albert E. Title: Biographical sketch of Josef Igersheimer Editor: Schwartz, Bernard Book Title: Syphillis and the Eye Short Title: Biographical sketch of Josef Igersheimer Call Number: Ref Tufts History WC 160 S994 1970 Label: 100250 Keywords: Igersheimer, Josef, biography, obituaries