Catalogue Number: 714
Contributions to ophthalmic science: dedicated to Dr. Edward Jackson in honor of his seventieth birthday, March 30, 1926
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: CRISP William H, FINNOFF William C, and 48 others
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1926
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Menasha, Wisconsin
Publisher/Manufacturer: George Banta Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth covers, 319 pages, frontispiece photograph of Edward Jackson, copious coloured and black and white illustrations.
Historical Significance: This book is a collection of articles contributed by Jackson's admirers. Jackson (1856 - 1942), pictured, was Professor of Diseases of the Eye in the Philadelpia Polyclinic and the College for Graduates in Medicine and was a surgeon at the Wills Eye Hospital. He explained and popularised retinoscopy which had been invented by Cuignet of Lille in 1873 but without understanding its optical principles. He was president of major national ophthalmologic organizations and professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado. He established the first graduate course for ophthalmologists and was the principal founder of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He founded and edited the Yearbook of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Literature. In 1918, he became editor of the third series of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, which consolidated five ophthalmic periodicals. He popularized retinoscopy in the United States and the cross cylinder technique.
How Acquired: Donated by
Condition: Very good