Catalogue Number: 545
Neurology of the visual system
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: COGAN David G
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1966
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Springfield, Ill
Publisher/Manufacturer: Charles C Thomas
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth, 413 pp, colour frontispiece, 177 black and white figures in text, 2 unnumbered colour plates.
Historical Significance: David Cogan (1908-1993) was the Director of the Howe Laboratory at Harvard Medical School from 1943-1973, Chief Editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology from 1960-1966, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Research to Prevent Blindness. He was a founding member of the Ophthalmic Pathology Club, now known as the Verhoeff-Zimmerman Society. In 1973, Dr. Cogan joined the staff of the National Eye Institute as Chief of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Section. His eponyms are Cogan's Plaque, Cogan-Reese Syndrome, Cogan's Syndrome of Interstitial Keratitis with Vestibuloauditory Symptoms, and Cogan's Lid-Twitch Sign. He wrote 15 books, of which Neurology of the Ocular Muscles, 1948, and Neurology of the Visual System, 1966 are the best known. The former is listed among the 100 most important 20-thC ophthalmology books. He has 282 publications on PubMed. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth, his M.D. from Harvard, interned at Chicago University Clinics, and completed an ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where his first mentor in ophthalmology was Frederick Herman Verhoeff. In 1988, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology established The Cogan Award, given annually to a young researcher who has made significant contributions to vision science.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note