Detachment of the retina. A contribution to the study of its causation and treatment

Catalogue Number: 920
Detachment of the retina. A contribution to the study of its causation and treatment
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ANDERSON J Ringland
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1931
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Cambridge UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press for the British Journal of Ophthalmology
Description Of Item: Original green cloth covers, 207 page, 7 colour plates. Neat pencil annotations in margins. Foreword by Sir John Herbert Parsons FRS
Historical Significance: Joseph Ringland Anderson (1894-1961) was an eminent Melbourne ophthalmologist, who was instrumental in the establishment of the first chair of ophthalmology in Australia at the University of Melbourne and after whom that chair is named. It was established in 1958 and filled in 1963 by Gerard Crock (1929-2007). Anderson was born in Lilydale, Victoria, educated at Scotch College and obtained his MBBS at Melbourne University in 1916. He studied ophthalmology in the UK obtaining his FRCS in 1919 and worked with Parsons at Moorfields Hospital London. On return to Melbourne he was appointed ophthalmic surgeon at the Alfred Hospital in 1923. He also obtained his FRACS in 1930 and his MD in 1932, the work for which is the foundation of this book. This book is regarded as sound (see Anderson's obituary Br J Ophthalmol. 1961 September; 45(9): 639-640) but eclipsed by the work of Jules Gonin Le decollement de la retine. Pathogenie, traitement. Lausanne, Librairie Payot & cie., 1934. He also wrote Hydrophthalmia or congenital glaucoma : its causes, treatment, and outlook. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1939; (see Cat No 1751) Ocular vertical deviations. London, British Medical Assn 1947 (See Cat No 1046) and Ocular vertical deviations and the treatment of nystagmus. Philadelphia, Lippincott [1959].
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Grants Bookshop Melbourne $59)
Date Acquired: August 2008
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors

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