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Doc Ophthalmol. 1989 Feb;71(2):113-22.

Chevalier Taylor--Ophthalmiater Royal (1703-1772).

Abstract

John Taylor was surgeon-oculist to King George II, and claimed to be Ophthalmiater Royal to the Pope and to the Emperor, along with a multitude of royalties, including a mythical Princess of Georgia and the Viceroy of the Indies. He was the first and last ophthalmologist to travel from court to court of Europe with a cavalcade of outriders and supporters; and although he was caricatured as a mountebank, there was an element of genius about him, and his innovations, especially in squint surgery, demand that he should not be forgotten.

PMID:
2663393
DOI:
10.1007/bf00163465
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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