Catalogue Number: 602
Our eyes and how to take care of them
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: WILLIAMS Henry Willard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1871
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Boston. Mass
Publisher/Manufacturer: James Osgood and Co
Description Of Item: Original green cloth, 103 pages.
Historical Significance: Henry Williams (1821-1895) was President of the Ophthalmological Society of America. He was the first ophthalmologist in the USA to practice ophthalmology exclusively, others combined it with nose and throat. The use of silk sutures for cataract surgery was first described by him in 1867. There is a Henry Williams Professor of Ophthalmology at the eye clinic of the Harvard Medical School university hospital. See also Cat No 39 for more information. Wlliams wrote quite a number of books including: The diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the eye. 1881; The Diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the eye 1882; Recent advances in ophthalmic science : The Boylston prize essay for 1865, 1866; Optical defects in school children : an address before the Massachusetts Teachers' Association at its annual meeting, October 17, 1868 1869; On the treatment of iritis without mercury 1856; Cocaine in ophthalmic medicine and surgery. 1887; Eserine and pilocarpine in the treatment of eye disease. 1878; Practical guide to the study of diseases of the eye.1873.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Condition: Very good. Light scratching on back cover
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection