Refraction and accommodation of the eye

Catalogue Number: 277
Refraction and accommodation of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Edmonde LANDOLT
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1886
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Edinburgh
Publisher/Manufacturer: Young J Pentland
Description Of Item: 600 pages plus adverts, 147 illustrations. There is an early bookplate on front page pastedown for Gatewood C Davis. Translated from French to English by G M Culver
Historical Significance: Edmond(e) Landolt 1846-1926 was the Swiss ophthalmologist who devised the Landolt ring and published a multi-volume treatise on ophthalmology. He worked with Helmholtz, von Graefe, Snellen and Donders. His obituary in Brit J Ophthal1926; 10: 463 says he will go down in history as the pioneer of the study of the action of eye muscles and their disorders and treatment. He delivered the Bowman lecture in 1911 and re-founded Arch d'Ophtalmol but the obit makes no mention of famous Landolt ring, which he invented in 1888.
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs M Padman, widow of Eric Padman, sometime National OAA President
Date Acquired: 28/09/1985
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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