Title Ref: *1
Prof
First name(s)
John Soelberg
Surname
Wells
Position(s) held at King's College London

First Professor of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic surgeon, 1865

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Refs: *1 *2
  • Studied under Van Graefe in Berlin (Ophthalmology)
  • Also studied under Helmholtz and under Donders in Holland
Qualifications Ref: *1

MD Edin, MRCS, FRCS

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Refs: *1 *2
  • 1860 Clinical Assistant to William Bowman, Moorfield’s Hospital
  • 1867 Assistant surgeon Moorfield’s Hospital 
  • 1873 surgeon Moorfield’s Hospital
  • Ophthalmic surgeon and lecturer in Ophthalmology Middx Hospital
Publications Ref: *1

Treatise on Diseases of the Eye" 1869 3rd ed 1873 (American ed Philadelphia 1830 (1) (2); Paralytic Affections of the muscles of the eye (1) (2); " On long, short and weak sight and their treatment by the scientific use of spectacles (11862); " Glaucoma and its cure by Iridectomy 1864

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
1824
Place of birth Ref: *1
Norwich
Date of death Refs: *1 *2
2nd December 1879
Place of death Refs: *1 *2
Cannes

* References

  1. King's and Some King's Men
  2. Plarr's Lives Of The Fellows online
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