Hermann Wilbrand

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Hermann Wilbrand (22 May 1851 – 17 September 1935) was a German ophthalmologist born in Giessen.[1] Wilbrand's father and grandfather were also physicians.

In 1875, he earned his doctorate at the University of Strassburg, and afterwards was an assistant to Ludwig Laqueur (1839-1909) at Strassburg and to Carl Friedrich Richard Förster (1825-1902) at Breslau. Later he moved to Hamburg, where he became head of the department of ophthalmology at Allgemeines Hospital in 1905.

Wilbrand specialized in the field of neuro-ophthalmology and did extensive research involving the pathology and physiology of the eye. He demonstrated that homonymous hemianopsia was caused by lesions in the occipital lobe and optic radiation as well as the optic tract.

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Written works[edit]

  • Die hemianopischen Gesichtsfeldformen und das optische Wahrnehmungscentrum. Wiesbaden, 1890.
  • Über Sehstörungen bei funktionellen Nervenleiden. with Alfred Saenger (1860-1921) Leipzig, 1892.
  • Die Erhohlungsausdehnung des Gesichtsfeldes. Wiesbaden, (1896).
  • Über die Augenerkrankungen in der Frühperiode der Syphilis. with Staelin. Hamburg and Leipzig, 1897.
  • Die Neurologie des Auges: ein Handbuch für Nerven- und Augenärtze. (with Alfred Saenger; 9 volumes). Wiesbaden, 1900-1922.
  • Die Theorie des Sehens. with Carl Behr (1876-1943) (supplementary volume, 1927), Wiesbaden, 1913.
  • Der Faservelauf durch das Chiasma und die intrakraniellen Sehnerven. Berlin, 1929.


  1. ^ Jan Dirk Blom (8 December 2009). A Dictionary of Hallucinations. Springer. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-4419-1223-7.