Glaucoma: a symposium

Catalogue Number: 2516
Glaucoma: a symposium
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: DUKE-ELDER Sir Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1957
Edition: Second printing
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Oxford, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Blackwell Scientific Publications
Description Of Item: Original yellow paper dust wrapper printed in red ink, original navy blue cloth covers, 225 x 145 mm, 350 pages, 16 black and white photographic plates, 44 black and white figures in text. Photograph of the twenty participants including Duke-Elder, Berens, Francois, Friedenwald, Kronfield and Vail. The book includes the discussion of the papers as well as the papers themselves.
Historical Significance: The symposium was held in September 1954 and was organised by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences established under the joint auspices of UNESCO and WHO. The symposium was held at a time of singular advance in the understanding of the glaucomas.
How Acquired: Donated by Harold Barton, Melbourne optometrist
Date Acquired: Sep 2014
Condition: Very good except for soiled dust wrapper
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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