Catalogue Number: 3334
A handbook of diseases of the eye and their treatment
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: SWANZY Henry R.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1897
Edition: 6th Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: H. K. Lewis
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth covers, 200 x 135 mm, 608 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements, 152 black and white figures in text with Snellen's sunrise figure for testing for astigmatism facing page 586 and a version of Holmgrens' wool test explanatory card pasted in on inside back cover
Historical Significance: Sir Henry Swanzy (?-1913) received his MD degree at Dublin in 1865 and studied in Berlin under von Graefe before setting up an ophthalmic practice in Dublin. He was President of the Ophthalmological Society of the UK 1897-9 and of the Royal College of Surgeons 1906-8. Swanzy gave the Bowman lecture in 1888 and had earlier written an an Atlas of ophthalmoscopy 1870. See First edition of this book Cat No 328. Other editions and copies at Cat nos.50, 329, 330 and 625.
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: June 2017
Condition: Very good. Strip removed from top of half-title page
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note