A treatise of the diseases of the eye

Catalogue Number: 346
A treatise of the diseases of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: J Soelberg WELLS
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1873
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Original cloth. 831 pages, 130 black and white figs in text, 6 chromolitho plates
Historical Significance: This is a very comprehensive treatise on eye disease presented in a very mid 19th C style. See also cat No 38 for this author's book 'On long, short, and weak sight, and their treatment by the scientific use of spectacles' 1862. J. Soelberg Wells took the M.D. at the University of Edinburgh in 1856 and spent several years in Berlin as student and assistant of von Graefe. In 1860 Wells joined the staff at Moorfields in London, first as clinical assistant to Bowman and as surgeon from 1867 until his death. In 1865, Wells became professor of ophthalmology at King's College, London.
Condition: Poor (not worth restoring)
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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