Catalogue Number: 229
An anatomy and histology of the eye
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: M SALZMANN (Translated by E V L Brown)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1912
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: University of Chicago
Description Of Item: COPY 1. Original cloth, xi preliminaries, 232 pages (with 5 text figures) and 9 plates at end, Signature of RS Padman (original owner and Launceston optometrist) on front fly leaf. This is the American edition. This copy is in the Aitken Collection. COPY 2. Signature of previous owner, J Ringland Anderson (well known mid 20C Melbourne ophthalmologist) on front fly leaf, and his bookplate is on the front pastedown. Otherwise description as for Copy 1. This copy is in the Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note Folio section.
Historical Significance: Maximillian Salzmann was an Austrian ophthalmologist, born Vienna 1862, studied under Ernst Fuchs and was Professor and Head of Ophthalmology at the University of Graz 1911-1932. He was an early pioneer of gonioscopy and the first to use Fick's scleral contact lens to observe the anterior angle. The book was published in German in 1912 and was translated by Dr EVL Brown of the University of Chicago in the same year.
How Acquired: Donated by Copy 1 Jeffery Coulson, Launceston optometristCopy 2 University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology
Date Acquired: Copy 1 1/08/2005Copy 211/1/2011
Condition: Copy 1 good; Copy 2 good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection