Catalogue Number: 460
Text book of ophthalmology Vol 1 The eye in evolution
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE-ELDER W Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1942
Edition: 1st Edition (Reprint)
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth, 1136 pages, 1022 illustrations including 7 colour plates. Reprint of the second impression with some corrections and additions.
Historical Significance: Volume 1 was first published in 1932. This is the first volume of Duke Elder's 7 volume text book. It covers the development, form and function of the visual apparatus. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder MA DSc PhD MD ChB FRCS (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology and then fifteen volumes of System of Ophthalmology, along with many other textbooks and scientific papers. He served for many years as editor of Brit J Ophthal and Ophthal Lit and was involved in the formation of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He was elected FRS and he was knighted in 1933. He was Surgeon-Oculist to King Edward VIII, George V and Queen Elizabeth II.
How Acquired: Donated by John Nathan, College member and former President of the College
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note