The stereoscope in ophthalmology

Catalogue Number: 345
The stereoscope in ophthalmology
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: David Washburn WELLS
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1918
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Boston
Publisher/Manufacturer: Globe Optical Company
Description Of Item: Original cloth, 145 pages, 31 illustrations. Signature on fly leaf 'Howard S Bell'. Stamp of Library of the Victorian Optical Association
Historical Significance: This is a revised enlarged edition of Cat No 344. It is a manual for use of the phoro-optometer and the Wells Stereoscopic cards. David Wells MD was Associate Professor of Ophthamology at the Boston University Medical School and Ophthalmic Surgeon Massachusetts Homepathic hospital, Boston. The book is intended to accompany the pharo-optometer stereoscope and the Wells selection of stereoscopic cards. The author advocates orthoptics rather than surgery. See Cat No 811 for a later edition.
How Acquired: Donated by Brian Flynn, Melbourne optometrist, former honorary VCO archivist and member of the College
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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