Catalogue Number: 506
Clinical physiology of the eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ADLER Frances Heed
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1933
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Macmillan Company
Description Of Item: Original dark green cloth. 406 pages, 92 figures in text. Penciled note on front fly leaf 'Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital 1936 (PG Gen)'.
Historical Significance: This is the precursor book to Physiology of the Eye: clinical application (Cat No 502) which was published in 1950. Adler was born 1895 in Philadelphia, studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and embarked on a career of physiology and ophthalmology. He was Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1936. He was Editor of the AMA Arch Ophthalmol from 1950 to 1960. He has some 42 papers to his credit on PubMed but few of these are research publications. He was more a clinician and a distiller of information than a researcher. He was much honoured in his profession and received the Proctor medal in 1968, See Investigative Ophthalmol 1968; 7: at URLhttp://www.iovs.org/cgi/reprint/7/1/2.pdf for more details of his career. The Proctor Medal is awarded by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology to honor outstanding research of senior scientists in the basic or clinical sciences as applied to ophthalmology.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum A$50
Date Acquired: 2007
Condition: Very good. There is underlining of the text through the book
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note