Catalogue Number: 2514
Squint: its causes, pathology and treatment
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: WORTH Claud
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1903
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: John Bale, Sons and Danielsson Ltd
Description Of Item: Original green cloth covers, 220 x 145 mm, 229 pages, 33 black and white illustrations. Signature of the previous owner Frank F Thomas on front end paper with the date Sep 1903 and a sitcker reading 'With the author's compliments'
Historical Significance: Claud Worth MRCS LRCP (1893) FRCS (1898) (b1869-d1939) was a noted English ophthalmologist who joined the Ophthalmological Society in 1899 and worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London from 1906. See Obituary Brit J Ophtal 1936; 20: 558-559. This book made his reputation: it ran to 6 editions and was translated into many languages. He invented the Worth 4 dot test and the Worth amblyoscope. The book is one of the earliest treatises on the orthoptic treatment of squint and was very influential. Emile Javal (1839-1907) is usually credited with being the first to treat strabismus with eye exercises. He did his doctoral thesis on the subject in 1868 and published Manuel du strabisme in 1896.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: Nov 2014
Condition: Good except for foxing of endpapers and small marks on front of binding
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection