Catalogue Number: 24
On the morbid sensibility of the eye, commonly called weakness of sight
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: STEVENSON, John
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1811
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J. Gillet for Samuel Highley
Description Of Item: 8vo, 108 pp. 22 cm. This book presents an account of some eye diseases, chiefly inflammation of the posterior chamber, where this "morbid sensibility of the eye" is a symptom. The author opposed treatment of ocular affections by tonic medicines and employed bleeding, purgatives and an antiphlogistic regimen.
Historical Significance: Stevenson, John, 1778-1846 was founder of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary and later oculist to Queen Victoria.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: 1989
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection