logologo-optometry

Diseases and injuries of the eye: their medical and surgical treatment

Catalogue Number: 1244
Diseases and injuries of the eye: their medical and surgical treatment
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: LAWSON George
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1885
Edition: 5th Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Ballantyne Press
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth cover, 452 pages, 95 engravings in text
Historical Significance: George Lawson FRCS (1831-1903) wrote 'Injuries of the eye, orbit, and eyelids: their immediate and remote effects' published in 1867 which went to numerous editions of which this is the 5th. The 6th and last was published in 1903. Lawson was one of the great names in the ophthalmic world in the middle of 19thC century, He was the student and assistant to the famous surgeon, W. Fergusson, and started his practice in London in 1856. He became a surgeon and an instructor of surgery at the Middlesex Hospital and later at Moorfields Hospital. Achieving a great reputation as an ophthalmologist, he became surgeon oculist to Queen Victoria in 1886, and received many other honours.
How Acquired: Donated by J Clemens, Ballarat, member of the College
Condition: Poor, section of test type removed and joints breaking
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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