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Bier, Norman (1925–2009), optometrist and contact lens specialist

Timothy J. Bowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ophthalmology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1061 words.

Bier, Norman (1925–2009), optometrist and contact lens specialist, was born Norbert Bier on 28 February 1925 in Munich, Germany, the elder son of Marcus Bier (1895–1968), jeweller, and his...

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Blair, Robert (1748–1828), surgeon and maker of optical instruments

A. M. Clerke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Surgery; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 695 words.

Blair, Robert (1748–1828), surgeon and maker of optical instruments, was born at Garvald, Haddingtonshire, the son of the minister Archibald Blair and his wife, Janet Barclay. After...

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Brooke, Charles (1804–1879), surgeon and inventor of measuring instruments

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering; Surgery. 786 words.

Brooke, Charles (1804–1879), surgeon and inventor of measuring instruments, only son of the mineralogist and businessman Henry James Brooke (1771–1857), was born on 30 June 1804, in South...

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Clarke, George Thomas Smith- (1884–1960), automobile and medical engineer

Adrian Padfield.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Medicine and Health; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1149 words.

Clarke, George Thomas Smith- (1884–1960), automobile and medical engineer, was born at Lower Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire, on 23 December 1884, the eldest of seven children (one of whom...

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Cuff, John (1708?–1772?), optician and microscope maker

Giles Hudson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ophthalmology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1136 words.

Cuff, John (1708?–1772?), optician and microscope maker, was the son of Peter Cuff (b. 1676), watchmaker and member of the Broderers' Company. It is possible that his mother was Rebecca, néenull...

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Dallos, Jozsef [Josef] (1905–1979), ophthalmologist

Timothy J. Bowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ophthalmology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 970 words.

Dallos, Jozsef [Josef] (1905–1979), ophthalmologist, was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 5 January 1905, the eldest child of Sándor (Alexander) Dallos (1870–1952), headmaster of a high school...

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Gulati, (Harbans) Lall (1895/6–1967), general practitioner, ophthalmologist, and local politician

Julian M. Simpson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Medicine and Health; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 851 words.

Gulati, (Harbans) Lall (1895/6–1967), general practitioner, ophthalmologist, and local politician, was born in Sherpur, near Lahore, Punjab, India, the son of Dola Ram Gulati. His date of...

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Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875), surgeon and engineer

G. B. Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering (General); Surgery. 1810 words.

Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875), surgeon and engineer, was born on 14 February 1793 at Treator, near Padstow, in Cornwall, the fourth son in the family of five sons and a daughter of...

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Jones, Barrie Russell (1921–2009), ophthalmologist

Alex May.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 942 words.

Jones, Barrie Russell (1921–2009), ophthalmologist, was born on 4 January 1921 in Silverstream, near Wellington, New Zealand, the younger son of Charles Robert Jones (1883–1950), variously...

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Knight, Gowin (bap. 1713, d. 1772), physician and inventor of geomagnetic instruments

Patricia Fara.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Medicine and Health; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1515 words.

Knight, Gowin (bap. 1713, d. 1772), physician and inventor of geomagnetic instruments, was baptized at Corringham, Lincolnshire, on 10 September 1713, the son of the local vicar Robert...

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