Catalogue Number: 723
System of Ophthalmology, Volume 14 Injuries. Parts I and II
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE-ELDER (Sir) Stewart, MACFAUL, Peter
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1972
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Part I Original plum cloth covers, xxii preliminaries, p1 - 743, xxix index dealing with mechanical injuries. Library stamp and ownership plate for the Library of the Department of Ophthalmology University of Melbourne. Part II Original plum cloth covers, xi preliminaries, p1744--, xxxix, index.
Historical Significance: This is a two part volume in the multi-volume volume text book by Duke Elder that followed his classic 7 volume Text Book of Ophthalmology. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology and fifteen volumes of System of Ophthalmology, along with many other textbooks and scientific papers. He served for many years as editor of Brit J Ophthal and Ophthal Lit and was involved in the formation of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He was elected FRS and he was knighted in 1933. He was Surgeon-Oculist to King Edward VIII, George V and Queen Elizabeth II.
How Acquired: Donated by Part 1 donated by the Department of Ophthalmology University of Melbourne Part 2 ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note