Catalogue Number: 544
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: James Hamilton DOGGART
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1949
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill Ltd
Description Of Item: Original green cloth, 329 pp, 87 text illustrations plus 28 colour plates.
Historical Significance: Dr. James Hamilton Doggart (1900 1989) was a leading British ophthalmologist, lecturer and writer. He wrote a book on Childhood eye diseases in 1947 (Cat No 177) and Slit lamp microscopy (Cat No 461). He worked at Moorfields, St George's and Great Ormond Street hospitals and was an editor of Brit J Opthalmol. He has 32 publications listed on PubMed from 1949 to 1960, He campaigned to outlaw boxing because of the risk of eye injury. He was also a keen cricketer playing one first class match in 1919 as a bowler. He is best remembered by Australian optometrists of the 1950s for his book on slit lamp microscopy.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note