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Jack J Kanski

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 25 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l347
  1. Richard B Packard

There can be very few ophthalmologists and other ophthalmic professionals across the globe who at one time or another will not have delved into a book by Jack Kanski. Anybody who trained in ophthalmology in the past 35 years will have been thankful for his extraordinary output of textbooks on all aspects of this specialty to help them pass their examinations.

Jack was born Jacek Jerzy Kański in Warsaw, Poland. He was the son of Jerzy Jordan Kański and Adela Jozefa (Wroblewska) Kański. Jack’s father was a senior member on the staff of Marshal Edward Śmigły-Rydz, the commander in chief of Polish forces at the start of the second world war. Jack spent his first few years …

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