Researches into the anatomy and pathology of the eye

Catalogue Number: 159
Researches into the anatomy and pathology of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: COLLINS Edward Treacher
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1896
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: HK Lewis
Description Of Item: 140 page and 32 pages of book advertisements, 10 plates and 28 woodcuts in text.
Historical Significance: An analysis of the anatomy and pathology of the eyes as developed from several lectures which the author presented to the Royal College of Surgeons in 1894. Edward Treacher Collins (1862 - 1932) was an English surgeon and ophthalmologist. He is best known for describing the Treacher-Collins syndrome. He was the son of Dr. W. J. Collins and Miss Treacher. Treacher Collins used his mother's maiden name and his father's surname without a hyphen, according to the custom of the time. He entered University College London in 1879 he began medical studies at Middlesex Hospital; he received his medical degree in 1883. Influenced by his older brother Sir William Collins, he decided to specialize in ophthalmology. For his internship, he went to the Moorfields Eye Hospital, where he remained as a faculty member for the next 48 years. His work culminated in the publication of this book Researches into the Anatomy and Pathology of the Eye (1896), which earned him worldwide recognition. Treacher-Collins syndrome (TCS), also known as Treacher-Collins-Franceschetti syndrome or mandibulofacial dysostosis is a rare autosomal dominant congenital disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities, such as absent cheekbones. Its prevalence is about 1 in 10,000 births
How Acquired: Not known
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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