Diseases and injuries of the eye: their medical and surgical treatment

Catalogue Number: 3456
Diseases and injuries of the eye: their medical and surgical treatment
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: LAWSON George
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1877
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Renshaw
Description Of Item: Bound in 19thC brown calf, 165 x 110 mm, with gold stamp for Queens College, Cork, on front, 412 pages, black and white figures through text
Historical Significance: George Lawson FRCS (1831-1903) wrote 'Injuries of the eye, orbit, and eyelids: their immediate and remote effects' first published in 1869 which went to numerous editions of which this is the 3rd. The 6th and last was published in 1903. Lawson was one of the great names in the ophthalmic world in the middle of 19thC century, He was the student and assistant to the famous surgeon, W. Fergusson, and started his practice in London in 1856. He became a surgeon and an instructor of surgery at the Middlesex Hospital and later at Moorfields Hospital. Achieving a great reputation as an ophthalmologist, he became surgeon oculist to Queen Victoria in 1886, and received many other honours.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Sept 2017
Condition: Fair, broken joints
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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