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Portrait of George S. Norton, M.D., 1851-1891

Portrait of George Norton, M.D.

Works by George S. Norton

Brief Biographical Sketch

Birth: December 8, 1851
Death: January 31, 1891

NYMC History:

  • Professor of Ophthalmology, 1886-1891.
  • President of the Alumni Association of New York Homeopathic Medical College, 1886-1887.
  • Surgeon, New York Ophthalmic Hospital, appointed 1875.
  • Graduate, New York Homeopathic Medical College, 1872.


Additional Biographical Information:

  • Editor, Journal of Ophthalmology, Otology and Laryngology, 1889-91.
  • Author, Ophthalmic Therapeutics (textbook, see below), 1876, 1892.
  • Librarian, Homoeopathic Medical Society, 1873, 1874, 1890.

Portrait of Professor Norton was presented to the College by his family on Alumni Day, Thursday, May 30, 1912. (Chironian, May 1912, p.599.).

"As a lecturer he could not be surpassed. Firmly convinced of the inferiority of the didactic lecture as a method of instruction, his hours were distinctly clinical, and at some expense of time and trouble he was always suppled with material to illustrate his subjects. Eloquent, clear, incisive, methodical, practical, his lectures were models of extemporaneous teaching."  (Chironian, February 20, 1891)

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