The ophthalmoscope: a manual for students

Catalogue Number: 200
The ophthalmoscope: a manual for students
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Gustavus HARTRIDGE
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1901
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: 8vo, 153 pp plus book advertisements, profusely illustrated, with some colour plates
Historical Significance: This book is a students' guide to ophthalmoscopy with many useful illustrations demonstrating the use of the ophthalmoscopes of the period and presenting colour illustrations of fundus eye diseases. Gustavus Hartridge also wrote 'The refraction of the eye, a manual for students' a very popular book that was first published in the late 19th C and had as many as 16 editions. He was a prominent ophthalmic surgeon in London. He is to be distinguished from Hamilton Hartridge FRS (1886-1976), a famous eye physiologist, but the two are related. Gustavus was Hamilton Hartridge's father's cousin and is said to have encouraged Hamilton's interest in the eye.
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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