Slit lamp microscopy of the living eye

Catalogue Number: 2293
Slit lamp microscopy of the living eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: KOBY F Ed
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: J and A Churchill
Description Of Item: Rebound in red cloth, 220 x 140 mm, 360 numbered pages, 16 unnumbered pages of book advertisements 104 black and white figures in text. Translated from the French by Chas Goulden and Clara L Harris. Signed by previous owner C W Kett dated 1936.
Historical Significance: Dr F Ed Koby was a French ophthalmologist. This is the second edition an early text book on the slit lamp. The Kett Museum holds the first edition Cat No 274. The slit lamp was devised by Aubert 1891 but did not get widely accepted for some years. Doggart author of another early definitive text (see Cat No 1821) says that some ophthalmologists went to Switzerland after World War 1 to look at the then new slit lamp but many regarded it as an unnecessary luxury. They said a loupe was as good. Doggart, was still arguing its value in 1948 in a lecture to the College of Surgeons London. (Br J Ophthal 1948; 32: 232-247)
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Sep 2013
Condition: Pages 93 - 96 loose. Library stickers
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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