Catalogue Number: 1456
Refraction of the eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HARTRIDGE, Gustavus
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1919
Edition: 16th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth covers, 281 pages plus 16 pages of book advertisements, 110 illustrations, folding Snellen Chart at page 272 and near test type at pages 273-276
Historical Significance: Gustavus Hartridge also wrote 'The ophthalmoscope: a manual for students' 1919 . (Cat No 200). He was a prominent ophthalmic surgeon in London. He is to be distinguished from Hamilton Hartridge FRS (1886-1976), a famous eye physiologist, but the two are related. Gustavus was Hamilton Hartridge's father's cousin and is said to have encouraged Hamilton's interest in the eye. This book was first published in 1884 and ran for many editions the last being this edition, the 16th ed 1919. Earlier editions in the catalogue are the 10th edition 1900 (Cat No 58) and the 14th 1907 (Cat No 698).
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon prominent NSW optometrist mid 20th C.
Date Acquired: Feb 2010
Condition: Good. Cloth flecked
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note