Abraham Albert Ticho (1883 - 1960)

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Birthplace: Boskovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
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About Abraham Albert Ticho

ד"ר אברהם (אלברט) טיכו נולד בבוסקוביץ, מוראביה, צ'כוסלובקיה, בראשית תרמ"ד (27.10.1883), לאביו יצחק צבי (תלמיד-חכם, סוחר, ממשפחה עתיקה של אנשי תורה ומעשים טובים, מושרשת בעיר ההיא למעלה מ-300 שנה) ולאמו אסתר בת אהרן בער מהולישאו, מוראביה.

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Abraham Ticho (1883-1960) -- Born in Moravia, Dr. Ticho arrived in Jerusalem in 1912 determined to battle the trachoma and other endemic eye diseases that caused thousands of cases of blindness among the local population.

As founder and head of Jerusalem's first ophthalmic hospital, he became a modern Jerusalem legend, working endlessly to save the eyesight of all who approached him (including Emir Abdullah, later king of Jordan).

He was known for sometimes brusquely dragging off both Arab and Jewish children he spotted on the streets for treatment at his clinic.

When he was stabbed and left for dead during the political unrest of 1929, thousands in Jerusalem's Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities prayed for Dr. Ticho to recover.

As one whose life's work was bringing light to others, Dr. Ticho was fascinated by Chanukah menorahs, sometimes accepting exotic Chanukah lamps in exchange for treatment. His remarkable collection of menorahs is now in the Israel Museum. The 19th-century mansion he shared with his wife, the artist Anna Ticho, is now a downtown branch of the Israel Museum.

ALBERT TICHO (1883-1960) revealed his role in the emergence of Jewish medical institutions of Palestine. Ticho’s early career will be reviewed including his work at the Lemaan Tsiyon Eye Hospital and in the War against Trachoma, his involvement with the nascent Hadassah Medical Organization, and the establishment of his Private Ophthalmic Hospital. http://cogansociety.org/abstract_21.html Was Jewish and general education. Finished the gymnasium in Brno


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October 27, 1883
Boskovice, South Moravia, Czech Republic
October 15, 1960
Age 76
Jerusalem, Israel