Text book of ophthalmology Volume 1 The eye in evolution

Catalogue Number: 180
Text book of ophthalmology Volume 1 The eye in evolution
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE ELDER, W Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1932
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original dark blue cloth, 1124 pp, 1022 illustrations including 7 colour plates. The front fly leaf bears the signature of Ida Ghent, an early woman optometrist who practised in country Victoria
Historical Significance: This is the first volume of the the first edition of Duke Elder's 7 volume text book. It covers the development, form and function of the visual apparatus. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder MA DSc PhD MD ChB FRCS (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology (1932-1954) and fifteen volumes of System of Ophthalmology (1958-1976), along with many other textbooks and scientific papers. He served for many years as editor of Brit J Ophthal and Ophthal Lit and was involved in the formation of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He was elected FRS and he was knighted in 1933. He was Surgeon-Oculist to King Edward VIII, George V and Queen Elizabeth II.
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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