Catalogue Number: 348
The anatomy of the eye and orbit, including the central connections, development, and comparative anatomy of the visual apparatus
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Eugene WOLFF
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1948
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: HK Lewis and Co Ltd
Description Of Item: Original cloth, viii prelims, 440 pages, 323 illustrations including 34 in colour.
Historical Significance: This was the classic text book on the anatomy of the eye for most of the 20th C. This book would have been used by John Nathan as a student in the 1940s. The first edition was published in 1933. The editions of 1961 and 1976 were co-authored after his death by RJ Last and R Warwick. It was titled Eugene Wolff's Anatomy of the eye from 1968. Eugene Wolff (1896-1954) was a British ophthalmic surgeon in North London. He was educated and worked in England but was born in South Africa. He wrote 'Anatomy for Artists' in 1925 when he was an anatomy demonstrator. He wrote 'Pathology of the Eye' in 1934. See his obit Br J Ophthalmol. 1954 April; 38(4): 253-256.
How Acquired: Donated by John Nathan, Melbourne optometrist and a former president of the College
Date Acquired: 2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note