Atlas of external diseases of the eye

Catalogue Number: 573
Atlas of external diseases of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HAAB, Otto (Translated and revised by GE DeSchweinitz)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1903
Edition: 2nd Edition revised
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: WB Saunders and Company
Description Of Item: Original dark green cloth, 232 pages, 16 pages of book advertisements, 98 colour lithographic illustrations on 48 plates.
Historical Significance: Otto Haab (1850-1931) was educated in Zurich and received his doctorate there in 1875. Already in the previous year, 1874, he was assistant to Carl Joseph Eberth (1835-1926) in pathological anatomy, in 1877 at the ophthalmological clinic under Johann Friedrich Horner (1831-1886). He was habilitated for ophthalmology in 1879 in Zurich. In 1886 Haab succeeded Horner at the University of Zurich, remaining in this position until 1919. His written work concerns a wide spectrum of ophthalmological themes. He contributed in particular to the knowledge of the pathological anatomy of the eye, operative ophthalmology and in particular the treatment of lesions of the eye. He introduced the giant magnet in eye medicine. Otto Haab is also remembered for Haab's lines (horizontal breaks in Descemet membrane occurring in congenital glaucoma), Haab's eye knife, Haab's eye mirror, Haab's needle and Haab's scleral resection knife. The first edition in German was published in 1899. The numerous chromlithographed illustrations by Reichold of Munch are a special feature of this book. We hold an earlier edition of this book (Cat No 60) and other books by Dr Haab. (Cat No 65)
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good - some blotches on book cover
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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