Catalogue Number: 2226
Text book of ophthalmology Volume 4. The neurology of vision. Motor and optical anomalies
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: DUKE-ELDER, (Sir) Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1949
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original cloth, xxiv preliminaries, 3471 - 4627 pages, 1081 illustrations including 71 in colour. The Kett Museum holds 2 other copies, see Cat No 721.
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.
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon, a prominent optometrist in NSW mid 20th Century
Date Acquired: 2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection