Gifford's ocular therapeutics

Catalogue Number: 802
Gifford's ocular therapeutics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: VAIL Derrick Tilton, GIFFORD Sanford Robinson
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1948
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadephia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Lea and Febiger
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth, 336 pages, 66 illustrations. AOA and VCO stamps
Historical Significance: The first edition of this book was published in 1932. This 4th edition was published posthumously and is the last edition. It is described as thoroughly revised and Gifford was joined by a co-author, Derrick Vail. Dr Sanford Gifford (1892-1944) was a distinguished US ophthalmologist. There is a memorial lecture named for him. He was a physician, ophthalmologist, microbiologist and educator who investigated ocular diseases caused by bacteria and fungi, researched the biochemistry of the eye and problems of a general physical condition such as diabetes and vascular disease. He identified the likely causes of the previously unknown agricultural conjunctivitis, authored or co-authored some 150 publications, including two widely used textbooks in 1932 and 1938. He was the posthumous recipient of theHowe Gold Medal in 1944. See New York Times obituary, February 26, 1944, p. 13 and Dictionary of American Biography, Sup 3 (1973) 301-302 and Dictionary of Medical Biography, Vol 1 (Greenwood Press, 1984) 290-291.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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