Catalogue Number: 2837
Text book of ophthalmology Volume 4. The neurology of vision. Motor and optical anomalies
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE-ELDER, (Sir) Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1949
Edition: 1950 reprint
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth, xxiv preliminaries, 3471 - 4627 pages, 1081 illustrations including 71 in colour.
Historical Significance: This is volume 4 in the 7 volume classic text book by Duke Elder. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder MA DSc PhD MD ChB FRCS (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology and fifteen volumes of System of Ophthalmology, along with many other textbooks and scientific papers. He served for many years as editor of Brit J Ophthal and Ophthal Lit and was involved in the formation of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He was elected FRS and he was knighted in 1933. He was Surgeon-Oculist to King Edward VIII, George V and Queen Elizabeth II. This book was a core text for Melbourne optometry students from the 1940s to the 1960s. It is an excellent source of historical notes. Another copy, Cat No 2226, is in the Aitken Collection and in books of historical interest (Cat No.
How Acquired: Donated by Estate of William Cooper, via Peter Lewis
Date Acquired: 2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 12