The history of the ophthalmoscope (collection of papers)

Catalogue Number: 3237
The history of the ophthalmoscope (collection of papers)
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Published articles
Author: KEELER Richard
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Description Of Item: Collection of papers on the history of the ophthalmoscope (1) Print out of a pdf of a set of powerpoint slides, A4 landscape orientation, spirex binder, 92 pages (slides), giving an account of the history of the invention of the ophthalmoscope and its subsequent development. Electronic pdf held in the Kett Museum computer (2) Ophthalmoscopes In three parts from the UK College of Optometrists website (3) Keeler CR. Evolution of the British ophthalmoscope Documental Ophthamologica 1997; 94: 139-150 (4) Keeler CR. The ophthalmoscope in the lifetime of Hermann von Helmholtz Arch Ophthal 2002; 120: 194-201 (5) Keeler CR. A brief history of the ophthalmoscope Optometry in Practice 2003; 4: 137-145 (6) Pearce JM. The ophthalmoscope: Helmholtz's augenspiegel. European Neurology 2009; 61: 244-249. (7) Keeler CR. A master mastering the ophthalmoscope: Eduard von Jeager. Brit J Ophthal 2013; 97: 387-388.(8) Keeler History. Timeline of the foundation, evolution and achievements of the Keeler company 1917=-2013 from website http://www.keeler.co.uk/keeler_history.htm
Historical Significance: These papers provide detailed and authoritative information about the invention and development of the ophthalmoscope, devised in 1851 by German ophthalmologist Herman von Helmholtz (1821-1894). See also (1) A practical treatise on the use of the ophthalmoscopeJohn Whitaker HULKE 1861 Cat No. 267. (2) A history of the ophthalmoscope C Wilbur RUCKER 1971 Cat Nos. 1945, 2290 and (3) The description of an ophthalmoscope, being an English translation of von Helmoltz's 'Beschreibung eines Augenspiegels' by Hermann von HELMHOLTZ (Translator Thomas Hall SHASTID ) 1916 Cat No. 2015. The slide show contains some excellent illustrations. Richard Keeler is the author of many of these papers. He is a descendent of the Keeler family that set up Keeler Co. Keeler Co.made a number of ophthalmoscopes of innovative design. Richard Keeler is curator of the museum of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London and an acknowledged expert on the history of the ophthalmoscope.
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 7

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