Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ignacio Barraquer

I'm still working on renaming files for many of the digital objects (photos, scans, museum artifact pictures, etc) that will make their way into the DRL. One picture that caught my attention was this rather dark portrait of Ignacio Barraquer. According to some Web research, Ignacio Barraquer was an ophthalmologist born in Barcelona, Spain where he received his Medical Doctorate in 1908. He was appointed Acting Professor of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine and held this position until 1923. While he is famous for his contributions to the advancement of cataract surgery, he also founded the Centro de Ofthalmologia Barraquer.

The photograph dates from the early 20th century, most likely between 1910 and 1930.

-- Max Johnson, HC&A Student Assistant

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