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News & Articles > Remembering Jack J. Kanski, MD, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth

Elsevier author and famed ophthalmologist, Jack J. Kanski, MD, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth, passed away January 5th, 2019 at the age of 79. Dr. Kanski was the author of more than 30 ophthalmology textbooks, including Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology, Synopsis Of Clinical Ophthalmology, Signs In Ophthalmology: Causes And Differential, and Test Yourself Atlas In Ophthalmology. He also authored several books on world history.


Dr. Kanski was born in Warsaw, Poland. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science degrees from London Hospital Medical School in England in 1963. He held positions at multiple hospitals in London, most notably serving as Honorary Consultant and Ophthalmic Surgeon at King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor, England, where he spent over 25 years. He was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2004. He will be forever remembered as one of the most respected authors in the field of ophthalmology.


The ninth edition of Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology is scheduled to publish in April 2020.

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