Catalogue Number: 1221
Diseases of the eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: WATSON D Chalmers
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1903
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Edinburgh
Publisher/Manufacturer: William Green and Sons
Description Of Item: Original gold-lettered plum cloth, 257 pages, 9 coloured plates and 31 illustrations in text.
Historical Significance: Dr Douglas Chalmers Watson MD FRCPEd (1870-1946) Consulting physician to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, who had been well known for his work on nutrition. He was the original editor of the Encyclopaedia Medica published in fourteen volumes at the beginning of the 20th century, of which a second edition appeared in 1915-25.
Date Acquired: April 2009
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note