Guide to the Papers of Alfred Bielschowsky, 1891 - 1998Manuscript MS-1068

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Guide to the Papers of Alfred Bielschowsky, 1891 - 1998

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1068

Collection Dates:

1891 - 1998

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear feet)


Dr. Alfred Bielschowsky, opthamologist, born 1871 and died 1940. Contains correspondence, diaries and notes, photographs, a report card, an MD exam certificate, a recommendation letter, an autobiographical sketch, obituaries and reviews, Kaufman's dissertation on Dr. Bielchowsky, and materials from a 1968 Bielschowsky Commemorative Congress. They document various events from Dr. Bielschowsky's lifetime as an opthamologist in Germany and Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Alfred Bielschowsky contains correspondence, notes, diaries, photographs, a report card, an MD Exam certificate, an autobiographical sketch, 1968 Bielschowsky Commemorative Congress materials, Kaufman's dissertation on Dr. Bielschowsky, and obituaries following the death of Dr. Bielschowsky. Documents Dr. Bielschowsky's career as an opthamologist in Germany, notably at the University of Breslau, and at the Dartmouth Eye Institute in New Hampshire.


Dr. Alfred Bielschowsky was born in Germany on December 11, 1871. He studied medicine at the Universities of Bresla, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Leipzig. He received his degree as doctor of medicine from the University of Berlin in 1894. He studied opthamology in Leipzig under Professor H. Sattler. In 1923 he became chief of the eye clinic at the University of Breslau. During a visit to the United States in 1934, Professor Ames invited Dr. Bielschowsky to work for the newly founded Dartmouth Eye Institute. He took a leave of absence from the University of Breslau to work for the Dartmouth Eye Institute, and in 1937 was appointed director of the Institute. He died in New York City on January 5, 1940 and is buried in New Hampshire near Eliazar Wheelock, the founder of Dartmouth College.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1891-1998

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1935-1936
  • Folder: 2, School report card, 1891
  • Folder: 3, MD Exam certificate, 1894
  • Folder: 4, Resignation confirmation, 1912, 1934
  • Folder: 5, Recommendation letter, 1912
  • Folder: 6, book - Breitenstein's Repetitorien Nr. 12, 1920
  • Folder: 7, Trip Diary (photocopy), 1934
  • Folder: 8, Diary of American Tour, 1934
  • Folder: 9, A Winter at an American College, 1935
  • Folder: 10, Rotary Clubs in USA, 1935
  • Folder: 11, California Trip, 1938
  • Folder: 12, Bibliography and CV, circa 1940
  • Folder: 13, Autobiographical sketch, circa 1940
  • Folder: 14, Photographs, 1930, 1938
  • Folder: 15, Bielchowsky Commemorative Opthamology Congress Program & Medallion, 1968
  • Folder: 16, Sketch of Alfred Bielschowsky (photocopy), circa 1935
  • Folder: 17, Obituaries and Reviews, 1940, 1998
  • Folder: 18, Kaufman Dissertation on Bielschowsky (compact disc), 1994

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