Ancient Egypt to modern ophthalmology: via Otago, New Zealand

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    The purpose of this report is to document the contribution of two New Zealanders, Barrie Jones and Rowland Wilson, to the development of modern ophthalmology. Their related contribution was made over a period of 80 years; it began in Egypt with Wilson, developed when they worked together in Dunedin and where they created the foundations for the brilliant career that Jones was to go on to in London. Their story emphasizes the impact of teaching and mentorship. It highlights the extended reach of teaching and the power of continuity in research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)810-813
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


    • Barrie Jones
    • Chlamydia research
    • Egyptian ophthalmia
    • Rowland Wilson


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