Atlas of the external diseases of the eye including a brief treatise on the pathology and treatment

Catalogue Number: 782
Atlas of the external diseases of the eye including a brief treatise on the pathology and treatment
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HAAB, Otto (Translated by D E DeSchweinitz)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1910
Edition: 3rd Edition revised
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: W.B. Saunders and Co
Description Of Item: Original green cloth covers, 244 pages, 101 coloured lithographic illustrations on 46 plates. Rubber stamp for W Wood (Melbourne optometrist) and VCO
Historical Significance: This book is a translation from the German by D E DeSchweinitz who was Professor of Ophthalmology in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadephia. Otto Haab (1850-1931) was educated in Zurich and received his doctorate there in 1875. In 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 the knowledge of the 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. This book was first published in 1899, with several editions and reprints. We have a 1901 edition (Cat No 60) and a 1903 ediiton (Cat No 573).
How Acquired: Donated by Victorian Optical Association
Date Acquired: 1940
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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