Introduction to the study of the study of the anatomy and physiology of the eye

Catalogue Number: 835
Introduction to the study of the study of the anatomy and physiology of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: COQUE, Max
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1928
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and R Fleming
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth boards, Part 1 Text book with 458 pages with 51 diagrams in text. Part 2 Box with camerascope and 14 stereograms Signature of Geoff Morris, Melbourne optometrist, as a 2nd year student on front fly leaf. Also enclosed is an old Victorian Optical Association Examination paper 1936.
Historical Significance: Dr Max Coque was an ophthalmologist and noted English optometric educator of the early decades of the 20thC. In his preface of this book he emphasises the legal responsibility that optometrists should assume in the recognition of diseases of the eye. Dr Coque (1865 -1933) was born in Lyon, France. He had been an assistant to French ophthalmologist, Felix Monoyer, who was the originator of the dioptre system of measurement in 1872. He came to England in the late 19th century and later, during the First World War (1914 -1918), he was appointed an Honorary Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeon at Guys Hospital. He ran the British Optical Institute from 1910 until his death in 1933. The British Optical Institute (BOI) was established in 1906 by one of the British Optical Association examiners, F. Gordon Huntley, who later in 1927 was a President of the BOA. The Institute provided training in optometry as did several other optometry institutions in London in the first half of the 20thC. It closed in 1948. Subsequent to World War 1 Coque taught optics to many ex-Servicemen. His last act, in collaboration with Walter Green and G.W. Colebrook, was to complete a translation of Cantonnet and Filliozat's book Strabismus, which opened a fresh angle on the study of binocular anomalies. (see Cat No 154). The picture is a caricature sketch of 'Max' was drawn by one of his pupils. We also hold 2 copies of the first edition 1927. Cat No 172
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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