Documenta Ophthalmologica

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 1-17

First online:

Albert einstein and his mentor Max Talmey

The seventh charles B. snyder lecture
  • James G. RavinAffiliated withThe Medical College of Ohio

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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 school New York City ophthalmology Freud universal language