Emmetropia and its aberrations

Catalogue Number: 620
Emmetropia and its aberrations
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Published report
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1957
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Description Of Item: Original green printed wrappers, 69 pages, figures and charts in text.
Historical Significance: This is one of several monographs by Sorsby that were published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office on the nature of refractive errors, which were influential in the 20thC debate on the origin and components of refractive errors. (see list below). See also cat No 777 amd 1144. Arnold Sorsby (1900-1980) was Research Professor in Ophthalmology University of London from 1943. He was prolific writer publishing 'Tenements of clay : an anthology of medical biographical essays' 1975, 'Clinical genetics'. 1953, 'Modern ophthalmology'. 1972, 'Systemic ophthalmology' 1951, 'Diseases of the fundus oculi' 1975, 'Genetics in ophthalmology' 1951, 'The incidence and causes of blindess in England and Wales 1948-1962' 1962, 'Medicine and mankind. 1941, A longitudinal study of refraction and its components during growth, 1970, Refraction and its componments during the growth of the eye from the age of three 1961, A longitudinal study of refraction and its components during growth 1970, Refraction and its components in twins1962, Modern trends in ophthalmology, 1955, On the nature of Milton's blindness, 1930, Blindness in England, 1951-1954. 1956 among others. He was also a prolific author of research articles with over 100 listed on PubMed. Named after him are Sorsby' syndrome, Sorsby's macular degeneration and Sorsby's fundus dystrophy (Pictured)
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1

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