Lectures on motor anomalies

Catalogue Number: 505
Lectures on motor anomalies
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Hanover, New Hampshire
Publisher/Manufacturer: Dartmouth College Publications
Description Of Item: Bound in blue boards and quarter leather, original green wrapper, 128 pages, 61 photographs and diagrams in text.
Historical Significance: Alfred Bielschowsky {1871 - 1940) was a German ophthalmologist who was born in Namslau, Niederschlesien. He studied medicine in Heidelberg and Berlin, where he received his doctorate in 1893. In 1906 he became head physician at the Leipzig Eye Clinic; in 1912 he attained the chair of ophthalmology at the University of Marburg, and in 1923 he was appointed chair at Breslau. Because of his Jewish heritage and Nazi persecution, he was fired from his position in 1932, and later emigrated to the United States. Here he became head of the Dartmouth Eye Institute at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire at which Adelbert Ames and Kenneth Ogle worked. Bielschowsky's specialty was physiology and pathology of the eye, particularly in regards to research of eye movement, space perception and diagnosis of oculomotor anomalies. The Museum also has a 1945 edition which is less good condition. See Cat No 463
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum A$75
Date Acquired: Nov 2007
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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