A handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment

Catalogue Number: 330
A handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Henry Rosborough SWANZY
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1892
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: H K Lewis
Description Of Item: 536 pages and 16 pages of book advertisements, 164 black and white figures in text and 2 colour plates. One folding plate of Snellen's astigmatic fan. Holmgrens' wool test for colour blindness(on back paste- down) Rubber stamp of former owner of former owner J Vander Velde.
Historical Significance: Sir Henry Swanzy (18?4-1913) received his MD degree at Dublin in 1865 and studied in Berlin under von Graefe before setting up an ophthalmic practice in Dublin. He was President of the Ophthalmological Society of the UK 1897-9 and of the Royal College of Surgeons 1906-8. Swanzy gave the Bowman lecture in 1888 and had earlier written an an Atlas of ophthalmoscopy 1870. See First edition of this book Cat No 328. Other editions and copies at Cat nos.50, 329, 330, 625 and 3334
How Acquired: Donated by Tim Fricke, VCO optometrist. His great uncle Richard Froomes, a Gippsland optometrist, owned the book
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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