Anatomy and physiology of the eye

Catalogue Number: 2910
Anatomy and physiology of the eye
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Book-like box, red cloth cover, 145 x 220 mm, held closed by a black cloth tape secured through two holes in the front cover. The inside of the 'book' is fitted with two wooden sided compartments one holding a black metal folding stereo viewer and the other a set of 11 photographic stereo-pictures of the eye and orbit
Historical Significance: This teaching aid was originally part of a book by Max Coque 'Introduction to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the eye', first published in 1927. Coque ran the British Optical Institute from 1910 until his death in 1933. The British Optical Institute (BOI) was established in 1906 by one of the British Optical Association examiners, F. Gordon Huntley, who later in 1927 was a President of the BOA. The British Optical Institute provided training in optometry as did several other optometry institutions in London in the first half of the 20thC. See other copies and more information at Cat nos. 154 and 172.
How Acquired: Donated by Estate of William Cooper, via Peter Lewis
Date Acquired: April 2016
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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