Catalogue Number: 152
The principles of refraction in the human eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: BURNETT, Swan Moses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1904
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Keystone Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Original cloth cover, 67 pages and advertisements, 24 figures in text. Old library stamp and sticker for Victorian Optical Association on fly leaf.
Historical Significance: Swan Moses Burnett MD PhD (1847-1906) ws the first professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine Georgetown University, Washington DC, He is noted for his 1897 translation to English of Landolt's Manual of the Examination of the Eyes, improvements he made to the ophthalmoscope and his writings on refraction. He published three books on refraction. He was married to Frances Hodgson Burnett, noted writer of children's books including 'Little Lord Fauntelroy'. See his biography by Albert DM. Arch Opthal 2009; 127(12): 1664-1671. The Keystone Publishing Company published a journal called the 'The Keystone' which was the organ of the Jewelry and Optical Trades.
How Acquired: Not known
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note