Pagenstecher, Hermann

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Pagenstecher, Hermann Gender: M
born on 16 September 1844 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Bad Schwalbach, Germany, 50n08, 8e04
Timezone LMT m8e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°47' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°43 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°02'


German ophthalmologist remembered for advancing the pioneer work of his brother, Alexander Pagenstecher (1828-1879), regarding intracapsular cataract extraction. He described this in the monograph Die Operation des grauen Stars in geschlossener Kapsel. With Carl Genth (1844-1904), he was co-author of Atlas der pathologischen Anatomie des Augapfels (Atlas of the Pathological Anatomy of the Eyeball), a book that was later translated into English by neurologist William Richard Gowers (1845-1915).

In 1867 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Würzburg, and shortly afterwards was an assistant at the internal medicine clinic in Greifswald (1867-68). Later he studied with ophthalmologist Albrecht von Graefe (1828-1870) in Berlin, then subsequently took an extended scientific trip to London, Edinburgh and Paris.

After returning to Germany, he worked with his older brother at the latter's eye clinic in Wiesbaden. After the untimely death of his brother in 1879, he took charge of the Wiesbaden eye clinic. In 1890 he became a professor of ophthalmology.

On 7 May 1899 he visited Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle to examine her eyesight.

Pagenstecher died on 31 December 1932, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MD)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Ophthalmologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Medico-scientific)