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Bibliography

Munson, ES.  A clinical lecture on ophthalmoscopy.  J Am Inst Homeopath.  1933;26:29-33

Munson, ES. Etiology of comitant convergent strabismus.  J Am Inst Homeopath.  1931;24:139-46

Munson, ES. The use of homeopathic remedies in eye conditions.  J Am Inst Homeopath.  1927;20:323-32.

Biographical Sketch

Birth: May 8, 1870

Death: February 2, 1958

 

NYMC History:

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College

Dean, New York Ophthalmic Hospital (now Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital)

New York Medical College, Class of 1894

 

Additional Information:

Born in Earlville, Illinois in 1870, Munson was educated in the public schools of Chicago and New York, and took up the study of medicine at the New York Homœopathic Medical College and Hospital. He graduated in 1894.

After serving an internship at the Five Points House of Industry, he entered practice as an assistant to Dr. A. B. Norton, with whom he was associated for several years while specializing in ophthalmology.  During his lifetime, he taught at New York Medical College, the Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital (serving as Dean when it was the New York Ophthalmic Hospital), and was an aurist to the Laura Franklin Free Hospital for Children.  He retired from active practice in 1952.

He had been a member of the Seventh Regiment National Guard, New York, for 20 years, at the outset of the First World War. Activated in the war as the 27th Division of the 107th Regiment, he served as a lieutenant in Company C.  He saw extensive War service in France and, on one occasion, was cited for bravery when he operated a first-aid station under fire in the frontline trenches.

Munson had an international reputation in his lifetime, and his name lives on in Munson's sign, a V-shaped indentation of the lower eyelid when the gaze is directed downwards - a sign that is characteristic of advanced keratoconus.

SOURCES:

Davidson, Jonathan (2014).  A century of homeopaths: their influence on medicine and health.  New York, NY: Springer.

"Dr Munson dead at 87."  Herald Statesman Feb 3, 1958: 2.

"Edwin S. Munson." Chironian April 1958: 23.

Munson, ES.  A clinical lecture on ophthalmoscopy.  J Am Inst Homeopath.  1933;26:29-33

Munson, ES. Etiology of comitant convergent strabismus.  J Am Inst Homeopath.  1931; 24:139-46

Munson, ES. The use of homeopathic remedies in eye conditions.  J Am Inst Homeopath.  1927;20:323-32.

 

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