Catalogue Number: 2181
Mayou's diseases of the eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: RIDLEY Frederick, SORSBY Arnold
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1933
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
Description Of Item: Grey cloth covers, 249 pages including index, 38 black and white figures through text with list of illustrations on page xv, 18 chapters. Previous owners name 'H H Bartholomew' and date 2 vii 1946 on fly leaf with red stamp SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER HMS BERMUDA, and the price of the book 15/- in pencil.
Historical Significance: This is the fourth edition of a well known text of the early 20th C written by Mayou, the first edition of which was published in 1908. The Museum holds the 2nd edition dated 1912. This edition is claimed to be revised and largely rewritten. The new authors were very well known London ophthalmologists. Marmaduke Stephen Mayou FRCS (1876-1934) was a leading ophthalmologist of his day. See his obituary BMJ 1934; 2(3838) 734.
How Acquired: Donated by David Cockburn, life member of the College
Date Acquired: March 2013
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note