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Film review
The Olympian Ophthalmologist
  1. Mary Beth Turell
  1. Department of Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mary Beth Turell, Department of Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Mail code i13, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; turellm2{at}

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Written and presented by Hugh Williams, FRCS, FRCOphth. Copyright: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 2009 (DVD Video, 30 minutes)

In The Olympian Ophthalmologist, Hugh Williams serves as our host as he narrates the extraordinary story of Henry Stallard. This video recounts the achievements of Stallard throughout his athletic and medical career. Captured through photographs, film footage and historical artefacts of interest, the documentary is a tribute to a truly remarkable man.

Henry Stallard was born in 1901, the eldest of three brothers. He enrolled at Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge in 1919 where he studied medicine. This was also the …

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