Tests and studies of the ocular muscles

Catalogue Number: 207
Tests and studies of the ocular muscles
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: MADDOX Ernest E
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1898
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Bristol
Publisher/Manufacturer: John Wright
Description Of Item: Original cloth, 427 pp and book advertisments, 112 illustrations. errata leaf. Old scale Snellen chart pasted inside front cover. Rubber stamp indicatingprevious ownership by W Wood (Melbourne optometric firm from mid 20th C) on half title page.
Historical Significance: A very early work, and the first edition, setting the modern foundations of binocular vision coordination. The book contains useful illustrations of instruments and techniques. Maddox was an English ophthalmologist (1863 - 1933) who importantly elucidated the nature of binocular fusion and the components of convergence. He invented the Maddox rod and the Maddox wing test,the cheiroscope and the V test for astigmatism. He was ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Bournemouth, and formerly Assistant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the Royal Infirmary Ediburgh and Syme Surgical Fellow at Edinburgh University. *
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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