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ocular surgeon, was asked to examine the kit. He discovered that most of the specimens represented traumatic injuries in younger patients, an indication that most patients did not live long enough to develop degenerative diseases. The best examples were chosen for his UCSF lecture, manuscript and an exhibit honoring the Danz family for their contributions over eight generations. The exhibit, “Origin, History, Science and Art of the Ocular Prosthesis,” began May 28th, 2015 at the UCSF library, and is currently featured as part of the 150th Anniversary of UCSF. It is open to the public. For more information about glass-blown products from Lauscha, go to: http://bit.ly/ 1K7OjLy For more about Prosthetic Artists (formerly Phillip A. Danz and Associates), go to: www. phildanzeyes.com. ssvmsmus@winfirst.com

References Our thanks to Dr. Robert Sherins and the University of California San Francisco for the content and sharing of the next three sites. To view the UCSF lecture/video about the set of glass eyes go to: http://bit.ly/1KVQF5Z To review a blog with further information on “History, Science, and Art of Ocular Prosthetics” Lecture and Reception at UCSF go to: http://bit.ly/1KVQF5Z To view the PDF of the entire publication by Dr. Sherins go to: http://bit.ly/1gKfSU8

Prosthetic eyes, circa 1930, donated by Phil Danz.

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2015-Sep/Oct - SSV Medicine  

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine is the official journal of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) and promotes the history,...

2015-Sep/Oct - SSV Medicine  

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine is the official journal of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) and promotes the history,...