Catalogue Number: 3834
The science of seeing
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: MANN, Ida, and PIRIE, Antoinette
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1946
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Harmondsworth, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Penguin Books
Description Of Item: Paperback book: 'Pelican Books The Science of Seeing, Ida Mann and Antoinette Pirie, one shilling'. 220 pages, stapled binding, black and white illustrations. 180mm x 112 mm.
Historical Significance: Ida Mann (1893 - 1983) was a distinguished English ophthalmologist who moved to Perth, Australia, with her husband in 1950. She was a leader in the field of ophthalmology and was the first woman professor of ophthalmology and the first woman professor ,of any discipline, at the University of Oxford. Antoinette Pirie (1905 - 1991) was a British biochemist, ophthalmologist and educator. From 1939 Pirie worked with Mann at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Mill Hill, and from 1942 at Oxford University.
How Acquired: Donated by Gordon Hawley
Date Acquired: April 2020
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note