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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th March 1947 Businessman Alan Sugar (The Apprentice, Amstrad), was born in Hackney, East London.

24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)

24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.go to related location

24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London

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Theodore Hamblin - the 1st UK Contact Lens Practice

Location: 18 Cavendish Square

Description: This was the location of Theodore Hamblin, the first practice in the UK to specialise in contact lenses.

Founded by Josef Dallos (1905-1979) in 1937.

Josef Dallos was born in Budapest, the son of a head teacher. He qualified as a doctor in 1928 working in the Number 1 University Clinic of Ophthalmology under Professor Emile de Grosz. He soon took up contact lens fitting using the original Zeiss lenses. He suggested some improvements in their design which were jointly patented with Zeiss.


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Theodore Hamblin - the 1st UK Contact Lens Practice


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