Arthur Jacob

Jacob, Arthur, Dr., an oculist, was born at Knockfin, Maryborough, 30th of June 1790. He studied medicine at Steevens' Hospital, Dublin, and subsequently at Edinburgh, Paris, and London. He settled in Dublin, where his high scientific attainments were soon acknowledged. In 1819 he discovered the membrane in the eye, afterwards called "membrana Jacobi." He was one of the founders of the Park-street School of Medicine, and of the City of Dublin Hospital. In 1838 he started the Dublin Medical Press. He died in September 1874, aged 84, having many years previously retired from practice.


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