Bausch & Lomb ophthalmoscope and otoscope kit

Catalogue Number: 1338
Bausch & Lomb ophthalmoscope and otoscope kit
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Ophthalmoscope
Designer/inventor: Charles H May
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1925
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester NY USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb
Description Of Item: May ophthalmoscope head, cased with other attachments to B&L Stand (focal illuminator & otoscope). Black May ophthalmoscope head with white metal prong to attach to power supply lead on stand (see Cat item No 1192, Instrument Stand). Single Rekoss disc of lenses. Marked 'BAUSCH & LOMB OPT CO/ ROCHESTER NY USA/ MAY OPHTHALMOSCOPE/ PATENTED' Black leatherette case with purple velvet lining. Case: 18.5cm x 10.4cm x 6.5cm.
Historical Significance: Dr. May was a US ophthalmologist. At age 39, in 1900, he introduced a new double disc ophthalmoscope known as the May ophthalmoscope (For examples see Cat Nos 1185 to 1188, 1338, 1441). He was also the author of a very popular text Manual of Diseases of the Eye.
How Acquired: Donated by Rob Kaye, Sydney optometrist and former Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: 09.09.2009
Condition: Fair-good
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 11

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