Elementary ophthalmic optics

Catalogue Number: 302
Elementary ophthalmic optics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Herbert John PARSONS
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1901
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth, 162 pages and book advertisements, 66 figures in text. Inscription on preliminary blank page from long established Melbourne optical wholesaler. W Wood and Co presenting the book to the Victorian Optical Association Library in 1912
Historical Significance: John Parsons FRS (1868-1957) was a prominent British ophthalmologist with a special interest in pathology. He published a 4 volume 'Pathology of the Eye' in 1904-8. He also had an interest in colour blindness and published 'Introduction to colour vision' in 1915. See Duke Elder S. John Parsons. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1958; 4: 204-214. This is his first book but he became famous for his standard text book on Diseases of the Eye see Cat No 301
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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