A treatise on gonioscopy

Catalogue Number: 833
A treatise on gonioscopy
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: TRONCOSO Manuel Uribe
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1948
Edition: 1st Edition (Reprint)
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: FA Davis Company
Description Of Item: Original light brown cloth boards, 306 pages, 117 illustrations, 35 in colour.
Historical Significance: Manuel Troncoso (1867- 1959) was Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology Mexico National School of Medicine 1915-1916 and was Mexico's best known ophthalmologist but migrated to the USA in 1916. See biography book on gonioscopy is rated as one of the most significant books of the 20th C see http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/dept/20thCenturyBooks/100Books.htm, The book served to bring gonioscopy into general ophthalmological practice. Greek ophthalmogist Alexin Tranta (1867-1961) made the first observations of the anterior angle using ophthalmoscopy and scleral indentation publishing his observations from 1907 up to 1928. Austrian ophthalmologist Maximillian Salzman made observations also using a scleral contact lens. Gullstrand devised the slit lamp, the first being produced by Zeiss in 1920 and he developed the design of the contact lens for gonioscopy. Tronosco reported on the angle in various forms of glaucoma and developed the binocular gonioscope in 1941. See Dellaporta A. Historical notes on gonioscopy. Surv Ophth 1975; 20: 137-149
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Purchased via Abebooks $68)
Date Acquired: June 2008
Condition: Fine
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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