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Biographical entry Treissman, Herman (1901 - 1963)

MRCS 13 November 1924; FRCS 10 December 1936; LRCP 1924; MB BS London 1926; DOMS 1944.

15 December 1901
Mile End Newtown
January 1963
Ophthalmic surgeon


Born on 15 December 1901 at Mile End Newtown, he was educated at St Bartholomew's Hospital, was a house surgeon at the Nottingham and Midland Eye Infirmary, Clinical Assistant at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, and Chief Assistant at Moorfields. He subsequently became Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital Savings Association, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Ealing, and the Regional Ophthalmic Unit at the South Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth.

During the second world war he served in the Royal Air Force Medical Service as an ophthalmic specialist with the rank of Squadron Leader.

He practised at 78 Harley Street, and died in January 1963 aged 61, survived by his wife.

Principles of the contact lens, with E A Plaice. London, Kimpton 1946; 88 pages 40 illustrations.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information from Mrs Treissman and from Mr John L Thornton, Librarian of St Bartholomew's Hospital].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England