External diseases of the eye

Catalogue Number: 1243
External diseases of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HAAB O
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1906
Edition: 2nd Edition (Reprint)
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: W B Saunders Co
Description Of Item: Original green cloth, 232 pages plus advertisements, 98 colour lithographs in 48 plates.This is simply a reprint of the 1903 2nd edition (See Cat. No 573)
Historical Significance: Otto Haab (1850-1931) was educated in Zurich and received his doctorate there in 1875. Already the previous year, 1874, he was assistant to Carl Joseph Eberth (1835-1926) in pathological anatomy, in 1877 he was at the ophthalmological clinic under Johann Friedrich Horner (1831-1886). He was habilitated for ophthalmology in 1879 in Zurich. In 1886 Haab succeeded Horner at the University of Zurich, remaining in this position until 1919. His written work concerns a wide spectre of ophthalmological themes. He contributed in particular to the knowledge of the pathological anatomy of the eye, operative ophthalmology and in particular the treatment of lesions of the eye. He introduced the giant magnet in eye medicine. Otto Haab is also remembered for Haab's lines = horizontal breaks in Descemet membrane occurring in congenital glaucoma, Haab's eye knife, Haab's eye mirror, Haab's needle and Haab's scleral resection knife. We have the 1910 edition and 2 later editions.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: May 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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