German postage stamp for Albrecht von Graefe

Catalogue Number: 2371
German postage stamp for Albrecht von Graefe
Category: Painting or other art work
Sub-Category: Philatelic item
Government body: Deutsche Bundespost
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1978
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Germany
Publisher/Manufacturer: Deutsche Bundespost
Description Of Item: A postally used German postage stamp, 25 x 45 mm, denomination 30 pf, featuring an etching image of Albrecht von Graefe, full length and standing, with his dates of birth and death 1828-1870
Historical Significance: Albrecht von Graefe (1828-1870) was a noted German ophthalmologist. He introduced iridectomy for glaucoma and made contributions to cataract operations, papillodema and optic neuritis among other things. The eponymous "Grafe's sign" is associated with Graves-Basedow disease.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: Jan 2014
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 14. Stamp Album

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