Catalogue Number: 525
Heredity and ophthalmology
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Jules FRANCOIS
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1961
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: St Louis
Publisher/Manufacturer: CV Mosby
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth cover, 731 pages, 629 figures, 6 in colour.
Historical Significance: This book is listed in the biolography of the 100 most important ophthalmic books of the 20thC by H. Stanley Thompson M.D. & Donald L. Blanchard M.D. at http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/dept/20thcenturybooks/100Books. It was originally published in French as L'Heredite en Ophtalmologie in 1958. This is the English translation. Jules Fran?ois (1907 - 1984) was a Belgian ophthalmologist. He was Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Ghent. he is one of great contributors to genetic eye disease. The editorial in Int Ophthalmol 1981; 4: 5 states' In this century Nettleship and Sorsby in England, Vogt and Franceschetti in Switzerland, Waardenburg in Holland, Falls in the U.S.A. and Francois in Belgium have provided the most original descriptions and interpretations of inherited eye diseases.'
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum $A40
Date Acquired: Jan 2008
Condition: Very good except sellotape marks on fly leaves
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note