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John Zachariah Laurence

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John Zachariah Laurence (1829 – 18 July 1870) was an English ophthalmologist who practiced medicine in London. He was the founder of the South London Ophthalmic Hospital in 1857, later to become known as the Royal Eye Hospital. He was born into a middle-class Jewish family, his great-grandfather moving from Bohemia. With Jabez Spence Ramskill (1824–1897) the first physician, Charles Edouard Brown-Séquard, William Fergusson, Surgeon Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, Laurence was one of only four medical staff who founded the Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic at Queen (now the National Hospital) in 1860.(Pearce JMS. John Zachariah Laurence: 'forgotten luminary' Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation 2019.) In 1864 he became founder and editor of the Ophthalmic Review, the first British journal devoted to ophthalmology. Also, he is credited for promoting usage of the ophthalmoscope in England. In 1866 he described a syndrome of retinitis pigmentosa, loss of
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