Handbook of orthoptics principles

Catalogue Number: 499
Handbook of orthoptics principles
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: CASHELL Geoffrey Thomas Willoughby, DURRAN Isobel Durran
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1967
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Great Britain
Publisher/Manufacturer: E and S Livingston
Description Of Item: Original cloth covers, 134 pages, 28 figures and 8 photographic plates
Historical Significance: An introductory text on strabismus mostly for ophthalmologists. It ran to 5 editions between 1969 and 1980 and was translated into German. Geoffrey Thomas Willoughby Cashell, (1906 - 1994) was consultant ophthalmic surgeon to Reading and district hospitals and consultant and adviser in ophthalmology to Oxford Regional Hospital Board 1948-70 and district clinical tutor 1970-5. He was educated at Westminster School, London, and King's College Hospital (MRCS, LRCP 1930; MB, BS 1933), became honorary ophthalmic surgeon to Reading and districthospitals 1933; founded Reading School of Orthoptics 1935.Became knight of Order of StJohn of Jerusalem 1970; awarded honorary fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Ophthalmologists and honorary DSc by Reading University 1976. Master of Oxford ophthalmological congress 1967-8 and of Worshipful Society of Apothecaries 1970. Chaired British Orthoptic Board and medical advisory committees of Oxford Regional Hospital Board and Reading and District Hospital Management Committee, was treasurer of Faculty of Ophthalmologists, and was member of council of Ophthalmic Society of the United Kingdom. Obit BMJ Vol 308, 18 June 1994
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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