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[Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst, Georg Bartisch

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[Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst, Georg Bartisch


[Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst was the first Renaissance manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and surgeries. Georg Bartisch (1535-1607), considered by many the "father of modern ophthamology," accompanied the images with a discussion of eye pathologies, surgeries and the instruments used in ocular surgery at the time. [Ophthalmodouleia], das ist Augendienst was notably written in Bartisch's native German rather than Latin, the dominant language of science and academia at the time. It was the first textbook in the German language and is seen as the precursor to the modern textbook.

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