Seeking the Light

Seeking the Light

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Phillips and Ruth Lee Thygeson were pioneers in medical research on external diseases of the human eye. Together, this husband-and-wife team shared a mutual story of extraordinary accomplishment including, among other things, the discovery of the cause of trachoma, a potentially blinding disease that affects millions of people worldwide. This comprehensive biography tells the story of their personal lives and careers. Beginning with their family backgrounds, the story continues through their meeting on the campus of Stanford University, their years of practicing qfrontier medicineq in rural Colorado (where they built a log cabin with their own hands), their world travels in search of a cure for trachoma, and their considerable roles in establishing the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology. The story of this couple is one of a lifelong collaboration in medicine, a 70-year love affair, and an unending quest to conquer preventable blindness around the world.... fill the old horse barn and then the little carport where they parked their red Ford Falcon station wagon and orange-red Ford Maverick. ... Like the Thygesons, Fritz had land he cared a great deal about and wanted to preserve from development after his and his wifea#39;s death. ... pails and then that the State would use it for a means of studying oceanography, riparian life, volcanology, forestry, agricul- ture, anbsp;...

Title:Seeking the Light
Author:Beret E. Strong
Publisher:McFarland - 2008-09-04


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