Catalogue Number: 625
A handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Henry Rosborough SWANZY
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1897
Edition: 6th Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: H K Lewis
Description Of Item: 608 pages and 16 pages of book adverts, 164 black and white figures in text and 2 colour plates. One folding plate of Snellen's astigmatic fan. Holmgrens' wool test for colour blindness (on back paste down).
Historical Significance: Sir Henry Swanzy (?-1913) received his MD degree at Dublin in 1865 and studied in Berlin under von Graefe before setting up an ophthalmic practice in Dublin. He was President of the Ophthalmological Society of the UK 1897-9 and of the Royal College of Surgeons 1906-8. Swanzy gave the Bowman lecture in 1888 and had earlier written an an Atlas of ophthalmoscopy 1870. See First edition of this book Cat No 328. Other editions and copies at Cat nos.50, 329, 330, 625 and 3334.
How Acquired: Not known
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note