Slit lamp microscopy of the living eye

Catalogue Number: 274
Slit lamp microscopy of the living eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: F E KOBY
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1925
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Original red cloth cover, 221 pages, 43 illustrations. Translated from the French by Chas Goulden and Clara L Harris.
Historical Significance: Dr F Ed Koby was a French ophthalmologist. This is an early text book on the slit lamp. The slit lamp was devised by Aubert 1891 but did not get widely accepted for some years. Doggart author of another early definitive text says that some ophthalmologists went to Switzerland after World War 1 to look at the then new slit lamp but many regarded it as an unnecessary luxury. They said a loupe was as good. Doggart, was still arguing its value in 1948 in a lecture to the College of Surgeons London. (Br J Ophthal 1948; 32: 232-247)
How Acquired: Donated by CWV optometrists Launceston, former practice of Eric Padman
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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