Catalogue Number: 2134
Trachoma. A blinding scouge from the bronze age to the twenty-first century
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: TAYLOR Hugh R
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2008
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: East Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Centre for Eye Reseach Australia (Haddington Press)
Description Of Item: Pictorial colour dust cover and pictorial colour hard board cover, 282 pages, including index and 780 references, copiously illustrated most in colour. Slipped in are (1) a newspaper clipping reporting the publication of the book and (2) two papers on the means of eliminating trachoma.
Historical Significance: This is a text book on trachoma but covers the history of trachoma from ancient times and how organisations were formed to combat it. The remaining chapters cover clinical diagnosis, laboratory diagnosis, the biology of chlamydia, epidemiology. pathogenesis, vaccines and control.
How Acquired: Purchased by Nathan Library
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection