Diagnostics of the fundus oculi

Catalogue Number: 2292
Diagnostics of the fundus oculi
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: OATMAN Edward L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Troy, New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Southworth Company
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth covers, 260 x 180 mm, 303 pages, 234 black and white figures in text
Historical Significance: The author was an ophthalmic surgeon in New York. This book published in 1920 is an example of practice and knowledge in the early years of the 20th C. The first chapter is on the examination of the eye and includes illustrations of ophthalmoscopes of the day including non-self luminous ophthalmoscopy, oblique focal illumination of the eye with a hand held lens (pictured), a transilluminator and digital tonometry (and a Schiotz tonometer)
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Sept 2013
Condition: Colour plates and 79 stereo pictures missing. Library stickers
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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