Catalogue Number: 1461
Practical orthopics in the treatment of squint
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Thomas Keith LYLE, Sylvie JACKSON
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1940
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: HK Lewis and Co Ltd
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth, 341 pages. 101 illustrations including 5 plates.
Historical Significance: This is a second edition of one of the classic text books in orthoptics. The 'greats' in orthoptics were Claude Worth (1869-1936) who wrote 'Squint, its causes, pathology and treatment' (First edition 1903, 6 later editions) and Francis Bernard Chavasse (1888-1941). Chavasse wrote a 7th edition (1939) of Worth's book, which became 'Worth and Chavass's Squint: the binocular reflexes and the treatment of strabismus' in later editions. Keith Lyle wrote the 8th edition of this book (1950) and a 9th, with GJO Bridgman, published in 1959. Worth founded the orthoptic clinic at Moorfields Eye Hospital and invented the amblyoscope (synoptophore). T Keith Lyle CBE MA MD MChir FRCP FRCS (1905-1987) was an international figure in ocular motility who in addition to wirting this book edited Chavasse's edition of Worth's squint and the 13th Ed of May and Worth's diseases of the eye. He was President of the Faculty of Opthalmology in 1968 and Dean of the Institute of Ophthalmology for a time. See Cat Nos 203, 297 and 1402 for the 1st, 3rd and 4th editions
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon prominent NSW optometrist mid 20th C.
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note