An anthology of ophthalmic classics

Catalogue Number: 2212
An anthology of ophthalmic classics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Editor: LEBENSOHN James E
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1969
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Baltimore, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Williams and Wilkins Co
Description Of Item: Brown cloth cover illustrated with portraits, 407 pages, illustrated with black and white portraits of many ophthalmic researchers. Divided into 14 sections each with two, three or more articles by important writers most of which were first published in the 19th C or the first half of the 20thC.
Historical Significance: This book reproduces 60 articles that are important to the history of the development of ophthalmology and optometry. Some of authors are: Adie (on the Argyll Robertson pupil), Bacon (on magnifying glasses), Bjerrum (on visual fields), Dalton (on colour vision), Darwin (on evolution of the eye), Donders (on astigmatism), Duane (on his syndrome), Faraday (on glass manufacture), Fick (on contact lenses), Franklin (on bifocals), Fuchs (on iriditis), von Graefe (on glaucoma and amblyopia), Gullstrand (on accommodation), Jackson (on the cross cylinder test), Javal (on blindness), Lancaster (on aniseikonia), Mackenzie (on glaucoma), Maddox (on heterophoria), Nettleship (on inherited eye diseases), Prentice (on numbering prisms), Argyll-Robertson (on the pupil), Schiotz (on the tonometer), Snellen (on test types), Vogt (on the slit lamp), Wheatstone (on binocular vision), Young (on accomodation).
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: July 2013
Condition: Good. Library stamps and labels

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