Lehrbuch und Atlas de Augenheilkunde

Catalogue Number: 527
Lehrbuch und Atlas de Augenheilkunde
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Theodor AXENFELD
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1922
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Jena, Germany
Publisher/Manufacturer: Gustav Fischer
Description Of Item: Original blue-grey cloth covers with original dust wrapper (part) pasted to front and back, 823 pages, 669 figures, 12 coloured plates.
Historical Significance: Karl Theodor Paul Polykarpus Axenfeld (1867-1930) was a German ophthalmologist and director of the university eye clinic in Rostock and later professor of ophthalmology in Freiburg. He was involved in all aspects of ophthalmology and is associated with almost 200 written works concerning the eye, including an important textbook of ophthalmology in 1909. He also published numerous articles on glaucoma, retinal disorders, and trachoma. He was particularly interested in bacterial infections of the eye. Axenfeld has several eponymous ophthalmic terms named after him, including: Axenfeld's conjunctivitis, Axenfeld's nerve loop and Axenfeld syndrome. See also No. 249
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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