Treatment of short sight

Catalogue Number: 265
Treatment of short sight
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Julius Hirschberg
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1912
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Rebman Ltd
Description Of Item: Original cloth cover, 123 pages, 12 illustrations. Signature of Howard S Bell, a prominent Melbourne optometrist on the front fly leaf. Translation from the German by G Lindsay Johnston.
Historical Significance: Julius Hirschberg (1843-1925) was a prominent German ophthalmologist, most famous for his monumental history of ophthalmology (see Amer J Opthal 1981; 91: 664-676 and copy in the Hewett Collection in the Natahn Library) but he also devised the Hirschberg test for measuring strabismus and was the first to use the electromagnet to remove metallic foreign bodies from the eye. This book describes the treatment of myopia by glasses and other means, including the removal of the crystalline lens in high myopia
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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