Catalogue Number: 298
A student's guide to diseases of the eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Edward NETTLESHIP
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1884
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Original cloth, 411 pages and book advertisements, 150 diagrams in text and one plate. Three page colour test in appendix.See also #2382 for 4th ed.
Historical Significance: Edward Nettleship FRCS FRS (1845-1913) is described in JAMA 1970;214:751-2 as a veterinarian, dermatologist, ophthalmologist and geneticist. He was a prolific writer and has 2 syndromes bearing his name. He had an interest in colour vision. He was to be a farmer and attended the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester and the Royal Veterinary College. He obtained a licentiate of the London Society of Apothecaries before studying medicine. He was ophthalmic surgeon at St. Thomas's Hospital for 2 decades and had a large private practice in Wimpole Street. He was inspector of poor schools and worked on incidence of eye disease and ophthalmia, which led to parliamentary reforms.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note