History

Hamilton Eye Institute History by Jerre M. Freeman, MD

In this video, Jerre M. Freeman, MD, founder of Memphis Eye & Cataract Associates and chairman of the World Cataract Foundation, presents "Hamilton Eye Institute: History & Development" for the Memphis Medical History Society. Dr. Freeman for whom the Freeman Auditorium is named recounts the development of ophthalmology in the Mid-South, featuring the careers of some of the key visionaries and benefactors whose dedication led to the founding of a world-class eye institute in Memphis. This event was shared worldwide via live webcast and remains a permanent and treasured historical document in our online video archive. Watch Video

What Man Devised That He Might See

Written by Dr. Richard D. Drewry, Jr., this article traces the history of eyeglasses from Ancient Rome to modern times. Read PDFLink to Acrobat file

History of Ophthalmology in Tennessee and the TAO

Written by Dr. Roger L. Hiatt, Sr., this condensed account tells the history of ophthalmology in Tennessee, with a focus on the Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology. Read the condensed PDFLink to Acrobat file

History of Ophthalmology in Tennessee and the TAO

Written by Dr. Roger L. Hiatt, Sr., this is a more thorough recounting of the history of ophthalmology in Tennessee. Read the full version PDFLink to Acrobat file

 

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