A handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment

Catalogue Number: 328
A handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: Henry Rosborough SWANZY
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1884
Edition: 1st edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: HK Lewis
Description Of Item: Original cloth. 437 pages and 24 pages of book advertisements, 122 figures in text, folding astigmatic fan, Holmgrens' wool test for colour blindness on back paste down.
Historical Significance: This is the first edition of a standard text that ran for several editions to 1903 and then became 'Swanzy's Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment' in 1919. The book gives a good idea of the standard of knowledge of ocular pathology in the late 19th C. Sir Henry Swanzy (1884-1913) 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
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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