102334 | HUNGARY. Prof. Dr. Kettesy Aladár/Ophthalmology bronze Medal.
102334 HUNGARY. Prof. Dr. Kettesy Aladár bronze Medal. Issued 1973. Commemorating the 80th birthday of the ophthalmologist (84mm, 12h). By Madarassy W.
PROF DR KETTESY ALADÁR 80 ÉVES, bare head left / Ophthalmologist, in surgical gown and mask, operating on draped patient lying supine to left; to upper left, an assistant holds a light over the field. Edge: Plain.
Galst & van Alfen I.132; Huszár & Varannai 356; Györffy 32. Essentially as made, lighter olive-brown high points, with some very minor rub upon the high points and some much deeper color in the recesses. A very powerful and thick medal that serves as the cover medal to Galst & van Alfen's Ophthalmologia Optica & Visio in Nummis.
The following is the brief biography presented in Galst & van Alfen: "Kettesy's surname was originally Kreiker, which he changed to one more Hungarian and less German in order to pursue a public career. For decades he was the director of the Eye Clinic of the Medical University of Debrecen, a position he accepted after study with both Imre Josef and von Blaskovics Laszlo, with whom he wrote a major textbook on ophthalmology. His role in Hungarian ophthalmology was also enhanced by the development of his chart, still used today, for testing in refraction."
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