Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Josef Dallos

1905-1979

 
 
Josef Dallos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Josef Dallos Marker
Inscription.
Hungarian born
British ophthalmologist

Invented Living Eye
Impression Technique
1930

First contact lens
only practice here
1937-1964


 
Erected 2010 by City of Westminster, Royal College of Ophthalmalogists.
 
Location. 51° 30.997′ N, 0° 8.756′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Cavendish Square and Wigmore Street, on the left when traveling north on Cavendish Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Cavendish Square, City of Westminster, England W1G 0PJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Ronald Ross (a few steps from this marker); George Edmund Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavendish Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Henry Asquith (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Frederick Treves (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quintin Hogg (about 120 meters away); Sir George Frederic Still (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
Josef Dallos Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Josef Dallos Marker - Wide View
The Ronald Ross and Josef Dallos markers are visible on the second building in from the corner.
 Josef Dallos (Optician Online). "...Dallos developed a moulding technique using Negocol and Hominite - the first method to be used on the living eye to produce a successful contact lens. In 1933 he published his first article on contact lenses, 'Ueber Haftglser und Kontactschalen'. The same year he was granted a Hungarian patent for producing lenses that could be stabilised under the eyelids without touching the cornea and also gained specialist registration as an ophthalmologist...." (Submitted on December 20, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
Paid Advertisement