Atlas and epitome of ophthalmoscopy and ophthalmoscopic diagnosis

Catalogue Number: 783
Atlas and epitome of ophthalmoscopy and ophthalmoscopic diagnosis
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HAAB, Otto (Translated by GE DeSchweinitz)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1910
Edition: Revised from 5th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: WB Saunders and Company
Description Of Item: Original green cloth, 94 numbered pages of text, 152 colour lithographic illustrations in 87 plates, each facing a Figure caption. The book was translated from German and revised by Dr GE DeSchweinitz for the Saunders Medical Hand Atlas Series. VCO library stamp
Historical Significance: Otto Haab (1850-1931) was educated in Zurich and received his doctorate there in 1875. Already in the previous year, 1874, he was assistant to Carl Joseph Eberth (1835-1926) in pathological anatomy, in 1877 he was at the ophthalmological clinic under Johann Friedrich Horner (1831-1886). He was habilitated for ophthalmology in 1879 in Zurich. In 1886 Haab succeeded Horner at the University of Zurich, remaining in this position until 1919. His written work concerns a wide spectrum of ophthalmological themes. He contributed in particular to pathological anatomy of the eye, operative ophthalmology and in particular the treatment of lesions of the eye. He introduced the giant magnet in eye medicine. Otto Haab is also remembered for Haab's lines = horizontal breaks in Descemet membrane occurring in congenital glaucoma, Haab's eye knife, Haab's eye mirror, Haab's needle and Haab's scleral resection knife. The first edition was published in German in 1897. The numerous chromolithographed illustrations by Reichold of Munich are a special feature of this book. We hold other editions of this book 3rd 1901 Cat No 737 and other books by Dr Haab.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: April 2008
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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