The interpretation of visual fields

Catalogue Number: 2822
The interpretation of visual fields
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: RUCKER C, Wilbur
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1957
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Omaha
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Description Of Item: Printed pale green card covers, spirex binding, 62 pages, 120 figures one in colour, through text. Red rubber stamp on title page and inside back cover for previous owner ' WILLIAM A COOPER / 9 COMO PARADE / MENTONE ' Label for Bookseller Robertson and Mullens on inside front cover.
Historical Significance: This is a manual prepared for the use of graduates in medicine written by Wilbur Rucker MD who was an ophthalmologist associated with the Mayo Clinic and its Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. The first edition was published in 1946. It was published by the Section on Instruction of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology as part of its Home Instruction Courses. Harry Moss Traquair wrote his very influential book on visual field and perimetry in 1927 (last ediiton 1957) that systematised clinical perimetry. This book is a primer for good practice interpreting visual field results (it does not discuss the tehniques of perimetry at length). It refects knowledge and practice before the introduction of static perimetry and the advent of auto-perimeters. Rucker also wrote 'History of the Ophthalmoscope' 1971. See Cat No. 1945, 2290
How Acquired: Donated by Estate of William Cooper, via Peter Lewis
Date Acquired: Mar 2016
Condition: Good except water staining on front cover
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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