Clinical ophthalmology for the general practitioner

Catalogue Number: 773
Clinical ophthalmology for the general practitioner
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: RAMSAY A Maitland
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Froude Hodder and Stoughton
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth cover, 500 pages plus 2 pages of book advertisements and 20 plates, most coloured. Old signatures of FC Needham and L McF Cullen, Melbourne optometrists, on front past down
Historical Significance: Andrew Maitland Ramsay (1859-1946), was born in Glascow and studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating in medicine in 1882. A clinical ophthalmologist in the style of William McKenzie (1791-1868) ,whom he admired. (See Cat No 34 for a book by Mackenzie.) He later obtained an MD degree and was elected FRFPS. He dismissed research in favour of what could be learned in the clinic. He wrote several books in the period 1898 to 1923 of which this one. He was a President of the Ophthalmological Society in the UK in 1922. See Obit Brit J Ophthalmol 1946; 30: 312-314
How Acquired: Donated by OPSM via Stephen Giacon & John McGibbony
Date Acquired: 23.06.2003
Condition: Fair to good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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