Definition of Hermann Snellen

1. Noun. Dutch ophthalmologist who introduced the Snellen chart to study visual acuity (1834-1908).

Exact synonyms: Snellen
Generic synonyms: Eye Doctor, Oculist, Ophthalmologist



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hermann Snellen

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Herman
Herman Hollerith
Herman Melville
Herman Northrop Frye
Herman Wouk
Hermann
Hermann's fixative
Hermann Goering
Hermann Goring
Hermann Hesse
Hermann Joseph Muller
Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
Hermann Maurice Saxe
Hermann Minkowski
Hermann Snellen (current term)
Hermann Wilhelm Goring
Hermann von Helmholtz
Hermannia
Hermannia verticillata
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome type VI
Hermaphroditus
Hermes
Hermian
Hermione
Hermissenda
Hermissenda crassicornis
Hermitian
Hermogenian

Literary usage of Hermann Snellen

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1. Outlines of the History of Medicine and the Medical Profession by Henry Ebenezer Handerson, Johann Hermann Baas (1889)
"Hermann Snellen (an oculist of Utrecht) etc.. spectacles, prisms and optometer. The powerful aid to the oculist, to which reference has a just made, ..."

2. An Introduction to the History of Medicine: With Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1921)
"... C. Stellwag'von Carion (1855), Gracie and Donders (1860-62), Hermann Snellen (1862), Ezra Dyer (1862), Giraud- Teulon (1862), and J. Green (1866-8); ..."

3. Zentralblatt für praktische Augenheilkunde (1908)
"Aber mit dem Namen von Donders ist der von Hermann Snellen unlösbar verbunden. Man könnte beiden ein gemeinschaftliches Denkmal setzen, wo sie, wie Schiller ..."

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