Reconstructive surgery of the eyelids

Catalogue Number: 1041
Reconstructive surgery of the eyelids
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HUGHES Wendell L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1943
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: St Louis
Publisher/Manufacturer: CV Mosby Company
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth cover, 160 pages, 36 black and white plates. VOA Library stamp
Historical Significance: This is one of the most notable books on oculoplastic surgery in the 20th C (see Important books in ophthalmology of the 20th C. http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/dept/20thCenturyBooks/ 100Books.htm. Wendell L. Hughes, MD (1901-1994) was a pioneer in the field of oculoplastic surgery, and is considered the father of oculoplastic surgery. He was instrumental in the development of microneedles and sutures and many surgical techniques. He demonstrated a lifelong commitment to medical education and wrote and lectured extensively here and abroad From 1950 to 1968 he headed the oculoplastic section of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and wrote and edited the Manual of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hughes was among the founders and first diplomates of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. During his term as President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the Wendell L. Hughes Lecture was established in his honor, and it has been presented each year at the annual Academy meeting since 1970.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Nov 2008
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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