Diseases of the eye

Catalogue Number: 986
Diseases of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: John Herbert PARSONS
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1923
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth cover, 660 pages, and 4 unnumbered advertisement pages, 21 plates, 326 text figures. Stamp of W Ramsay Medical bookseller, Melbourne.
Historical Significance: This is an excellent early edition of an influential and widely used text book. John Parsons (1868 - 1957) was a distinguished British ophthalmologist who concentrated on understanding the pathology of eye disease. This book was widely used by ophthalmologists in training and by optometry students in the 1950s particularly. It ran to many ediitions, the first being in 1907 and continued as Parsons' Diseases of the Eye with other authors. The 18th edition was by Stephen Miller and published in 1990. See other editions, including the first edition (Cat No 616) and other editions [Cat Nos 225 5th 1926; 301 8th 1936). See also other books by Parsons held by the archive,
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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