Documenta Ophthalmologica

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 1–17

Albert einstein and his mentor Max Talmey

The seventh charles B. snyder lecture
  • James G. Ravin

DOI: 10.1007/BF02629677

Cite this article as:
Ravin, J.G. Doc Ophthalmol (1997) 94: 1. doi:10.1007/BF02629677


While he was a student at the Munich medical school, Max Talmey strongly influenced the education of Albert Einstein. Their association occurred during five years of Einstein’s second decade. They lost contact for many years after each left Munich. Talmey emigrated to the United States and practiced medicine, mainly ophthalmology, in New York City. He made significant contributions to medicine, to the popularization of Einstein’s work, and to the development of international languages. The relationship of Talmey and Einstein was rekindled when Einstein visited and later moved to the United States.

Key words

Munich medical schoolNew York CityophthalmologyFreuduniversal language

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Ravin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Medical College of OhioToledo
  2. 2.The Eye Center of ToledoToledoUSA