Frick's Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye

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George Frick, generally regarded as the first American physician to limit his practice to ophthalmology, was also the first American to author a textbook on the eye. In this historical article, the author describes Frick's education under his two great mentors, Philip Syng Physick and George Joseph Beer, and reviews Frick's book: A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye; Including the Doctrines and Practice of the Most Eminent Modern Surgeons, and Particularly Those of Professor Beer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Beer
  • Frick
  • George
  • George Joseph
  • Philip Syng
  • Physick

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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