Catalogue Number: 2572
Treatment of strabismus
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: FOLK Eugene R
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1965
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Charles C Thomas
Description Of Item: Original pale blue printed dust wrapper, original light blue cloth covers, 230 x 167 mm, 96 pages, no figures or illustrations. ex library stamps for the University of Aston, Birmingham UK, other library markings and old ticket pocket.
Historical Significance: Eugene Folk (died February 28, 2003) was an American ophthalmologist who specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus. A charter member of the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, he later served as President of this organisation. With Martin Urist, Folk helped found the "Chicago" school of strabismus, whose ideas competed with and stimulated those of Marshall M. Parks, Arthur Jampolsky, and other prominent strabismologists. During the 1950s and 1960s, Urist and Knapp's contributions led to a much improved understanding of so-called A and V "pattern" strabismus, where the amplitude of deviation varies in up- and downgaze.
How Acquired: Donated by Sarah Hosking, former CEO of the College
Date Acquired: Mar 2015
Condition: Dust wrapper and pasteboards badly stained from old adhesive tape
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note