German ophthalmologist; born at Cassel Sept. 22, 1842; son of Benedikt Stilling. He studied at the universities of Marburg (M.D. 1865), Würzburg, Berlin, and Paris, and in 1867 established himself as ophthalmologist in his native city. In 1880 he was admitted as privat-docent of ophthalmology to the medical faculty of the University of Strasburg, where in 1884 he was appointed assistant professor.
In addition to many essays in medical journals, Stilling is the author of the following works: "Ueber die Heilung der Verengrungen der Thränenwege," Cassel, 1868; "Beiträge zur Lehre von den Farbenempfindungen," Stuttgart, 1875; "Ueber Farbensinn und Farbenblindheit," Cassel, 1877; "Ueber das Sehen der Farbenblinden," ib. 1878; "Untersuchungen über den Bau der Optischen Centralorgane," ib. 1882; "Untersuchungen über die Entstehung der Kurzsichtigkeit," Wiesbaden, 1887; "Schädelbau und Kurzsichtigkeit," Strasburg, 1888; and "Grundzüge der Augenheilkunde," Vienna, 1897.
- Pagel, Biog. Lex.