The prescribing spectacles

Catalogue Number: 309
The prescribing spectacles
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: Archibald Stanley PERCIVAL
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1910
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Bristol
Publisher/Manufacturer: John Wright and Sons
Description Of Item: Original cloth, octavo, 159 pages
Historical Significance: This book covers practical methods of refraction and measurement of muscle balance, and prescription of spectacles. It had 2 further editions in 1912 and 1928. Percival MRCS, MB, BCh Cantab (1862-1935) was an English ophthalmologist with a particular interest in optics of the eye. He wrote several books on optics. See obituary Br J Ophthalmol 1936; 20: 123-124. We also hold the 3rd ed.
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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