Parsons' Diseases of the Eye

Catalogue Number: 692
Parsons' Diseases of the Eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE ELDER (Sir) Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1964
Edition: 14th Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Boston, Mass
Publisher/Manufacturer: Little Brown and Company
Description Of Item: Original black cloth covers, 600 pages, 450 text figures and 21 colour plates. VCO stamp.
Historical Significance: This is an American edition of the many editions of this classic text. This was the standard text for Melbourne optometry students in the 1950s and 1960s. It was first published as 'Diseases of the eye a manual for students and practitioners' in 1907, became 'Diseases of the Eye' and went to a 10th edition in 1942 at which time authorship went to Duke Elder and later SJH Miller. It continued for many years as 'Parsons' Diseases of the Eye' to the 15th edition in 1970. John Parsons FRS DSc MBBS FRCS (1868-1957) (pictured) was a prominent British ophthalmologist with a special interest in pathology. He published a 4 vol 'Pathology of the Eye' in 1904-8. He had an interest in colour blindness and published 'Introduction to colour vision' in 1915. See Duke Elder S. John Parsons. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1958; 4: 204-214
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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