Max Talmey

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Max Talmey
Scientific career
InstitutionsMunich Medical School
Notable studentsAlbert Einstein

Max Talmey (1869–1941) was a Polish[1] ophthalmologist best known for mentoring Albert Einstein and his success in treating cataracts.[2]

Born into a poor Jewish family,[3][4] Talmey first met Albert Einstein when Einstein was ten years old.[5] Talmey was then attending Medical School in Germany.[6] Talmey was a weekly lunch guest of Einstein's family. He gave Albert Einstein a number of books about science, including works by Aaron Bernstein.[1]

Talmey published an account of Einstein's early life, "Personal Recollections of Einstein's Boyhood and Youth", in Scripta Mathematica.[7] He also published an account of the Einstein's Theory of Relativity.[6]

Talmey moved to Mount Sinai Hospital in 1895 where he served as an Ophthalmologist. He published scholarly works on cataracts and infant paralysis.[6]

In addition to his medical career, Talmey was a harsh critic of psychoanalysis. He also supported the development of Esperanto,[6] and also constructed his own languages, which he called AIL, Arulo and Gloro, whcih can be regarded as offsprings of Esperanto. He performed public readings of works translated into Gloro, which had similarities to Latin and Spanish.[8] He died in 1941.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "A Tangled Life". Discover Magazine. September 30, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "MAX TALMEY DIES; EYE SPECIALIST, 72; He Gained National Acclaim in Field for Cataract Remoyals". The New York Times. November 7, 1941. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. ^ William Berkson (2010). "Einstein's Religious Awakening". Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Albert Einstein: A Jewish-American Hero". jspace. 2013-05-29. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  5. ^ "SAYS EINSTEIN AT TEN WAS EAGER STUDENT; Dr. Max Talmey, Friend of Scientist Since Childhood, to Write Book Explaining His Work". The New York Times. February 17, 1931. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e Arthur H. Aufses; Barbara Niss (2002), This house of noble deeds: the Mount Sinai Hospital, 1852-2002, NYU Press, p. 255, ISBN 978-0-8147-0500-1
  7. ^ Personal Recollections of Einstein's Boyhood and Youth Max Talmey. Scripta Mathematica
  8. ^ "NEW WORLD TONGUE IN INTRODUCED HERE; Friend of Einstein Declares 'Gloro' Meets Need for an International Language". The New York Times. March 25, 1937. Retrieved October 11, 2011.