Catalogue Number: 269
Diseases of the eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Edward JACKSON
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1907
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: WB Saunders
Description Of Item: Original cloth cover, 615 pages with 16 pages of adverts. 182 illustrations and 2 colour plates.
Historical Significance: Jackson (1856 - 1942) was Professor of Diseases of the Eye in the Philadelphia Polyclinic and the College for Graduates in Medicine and was a surgeon at the Wills Eye Hospital. He was president of major national ophthalmologic organizations, professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado. He established the first graduate course for ophthalmologists and was the principal founder of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He founded and edited the Yearbook of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Literature. In 1918, he became editor of the third series of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, which consolidated five ophthalmic periodicals. He popularized retinoscopy in the United States and the cross cylinder technique.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note