A practical treatise on the diseases of the eye

Catalogue Number: 205
A practical treatise on the diseases of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: MACKENZIE, William
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1854
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans
Description Of Item: Old binders cloth, 1107 pp (last page missing), illustrations. There are numerous ink annotations and alterations pasted over figures, which appear to have been done about the time of publication. These changes may be MacKenzie's preparations for the 5th edition.
Historical Significance: William MacKenzie (1791-1868) was surgeon oculist in Scotland to Her Majesty (Queen Victoria), lecturer in the University of Glasgow and a surgeon in the Glasgow Eye Infirmary.This book discusses the anatomy and functional disorders of the eye as they was understood in an era before ophthalmoscopy and is representative of opthalmological knowledge and practice in the mid 19thC. We have another copy in better condition See Cat No 34 held in the Aitken Collection
How Acquired: Donated by
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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