Modern trends in ophthalmology

Catalogue Number: 778
Modern trends in ophthalmology
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: RIDLEY Frederick, SORSBY Arnold
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Butterworth and Co
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth covers, 699 pages, 271 text figures. Ink saamp for Howard S Bell on front pastedown
Historical Significance: Frederick Ridley FRCS (1904-1977) (Pictured) was a prominent English ophthalmologist attached to Moorfields Eye Hospial in London and was president of the ophthalmology section of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1963. He was orginally a pathologist and worked with Alexander Fleming on lysozyme and devised a system of purification and concentration. He was interested in contact lenses and the anterior eye and lens implants publishing papers on theses subjects in the period 1931 to 1966. He set up the contact lens department at Moorfields Hospital in 1948. His Presidental address was 'Contact Lenses - the role of the ophthalmologist' see Proc R Soc Med. 1964 January; 57(1): 27-36. available at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1897288. Arnold Sorsby (1900-1980) was Research Professor in Ophthalmology University of London from 1943. He was prolific writer of text books and research articles with over 100 listed on PubMed. His interests were refractive errors, blindness and genetics. Named after him are Sorsby' syndrome, Sorsby's macular degeneration and Sorsby's fundus dystrophy.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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