Bernard Becker (August 21, 1920 – August 28, 2013) was professor emeritus of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University's School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was born in New York City.
Becker was internationally honored as an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and active in teaching and research. For more than 35 years, he led Washington University's department of ophthalmology.
In 1978, students, patients, and colleagues raised funds in his honor, which now endow two faculty positions: the Bernard and Janet Becker Professorship (presently held by Dr. David Beebe) and the Bernard Becker Professorship (presently unoccupied).
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- "Dr. Bernard Becker dies at 93; world-famous glaucoma researcher". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. August 30, 2013. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/dr-bernard-becker-dies-at-world-famous-glaucoma-researcher/article_6ba01c54-d4c7-5365-b6f6-d130d28f1e0d.html.
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