Diseases of the eye

Catalogue Number: 227
Diseases of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: John Herbert PARSONS
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1926
Edition: 5th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and H Churchill
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth cover, 676 pages, 21 plates 343 text figures
Historical Significance: This is an excellent early edition of an influential and well used text book, orginally from the library of Launceston optometrist, Eric Padman. There are some notes on page 657 probably made by Padman. John Parsons FRS DSc MBBS FRCS (1868 - 1957) was a distinguished British ophthalmologist who concentrated on the understanding the pathology of eye disease. He published a 4 vol 'Pathology of the Eye' in 1904-8. This book was widely used by ophthalmologists in training and by optometry students in the 1950s particularly. It ran to many ediitions, the first being in 1907 and continued as Parson's Diseases of the Eye with other authors. The 18th edition was by Stephen Miller and published in 1990. See Duke Elder S. John Parsons. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1958; 4: 204-214
How Acquired: Donated by Jeffery Coulson, Launceston optometrist
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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