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Biographical entry Pisani, Lionel John (1862 - 1926)

MRCS Jan 21st 1886; FRCS Dec 12th 1895; LSA 1886.

22 June 1926
Ophthalmic surgeon


Studied at Charing Cross Hospital, where he was Llewellyn Scholar, Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy and Physiology, and Clinical Assistant in the Ophthalmological Department. Later he was Chief Clinical Assistant at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital.

He joined the Indian Medical Service, and retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in 1912. He then practised at 49 Wimpole Street as an Ophthalmic Surgeon, and acted as Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Metropolitan Hospital and Ophthalmic Consultant to the Metropolitan Asylums Board. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom. He died on June 22nd, 1926.

Pisani wrote on Tropical Diseases, Relapsing Fever, and Guinea-worm, also on ophthalmological subjects, such as "Conditions which may account for the Greater Prevalence of Cataract in India." - Brit Med Jour, 1910, ii, 1312.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England