Catalogue Number: 50
A handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: SWANZY, Henry R.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1890
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: H K Lewis
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth, 508 pages,16 pages of book adverisements. 158 figures in text, folding plate at p 494 and Holmgren's Wool Test explanatory card on back pastedown. Front preliminary page contains signature for W J Aird (Melbourne optometrist) and rubber stamps for W Wood and Victorian College of Optometry.
Historical Significance: Sir Henry Swanzy (1884-1913) received his MD degree at Dublin in 1865 and studied in Berlin under von Graefe before setting up an ophthalmic practice in Dublin. He was President of the Ophthalmological Society of the UK 1897-9 and of the Royal College of Surgeons 1906-8. Swanzy gave the Bowman lecture in 1888 and had earlier written an an Atlas of ophthalmoscopy in 1870.See First edition of this book Cat No 328. Other editions and copies at Cat nos.50, 329, 330, 625 and 3334
Condition: Fair to good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note