his medical genius, Dr. Zirm had a very artistic side. He played
the violin and in his limited spare time he was interested in the
study of natural philosophy. Of particular interest is his 1937
publication of Die Welt als Fühlen. Many ideas that
today are known as Emotional Intelligence are discussed here for
the first time.In addition he wrote many poems and stories.
His medical writings, in addition to his literary works, convince
us the Dr. Eduard Konrad Zirm was a pioneer for modern methods of
eye surgery.At the jubilee lecture relative to corneal transplant,
Prof. Böck, the longtime head of the second Ophthalmology Department
at the University in Vienna said:
The name of Dr. Eduard Zirm will always be connected with the great
accomplishment of this medical technique. With pride the Ophthalmology
Department of the University of Vienna includes him as one of its
*Though the cornea is not an organ, doctors use the Greek word Organon
(creation) as the term for all living parts of the body.