A guide to ophthalmic operations

Catalogue Number: 2091
A guide to ophthalmic operations
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HAMILTON, John Bruce (Foreword by Sir James William Barrett)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: H K Lewis and Co Ltd
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth covers gilt lettered, 201 pages. Name erased from front fly leaf
Historical Significance: This book is essentially a list of surgical and drug requirements for a wide range of eye operations. It provides some insights into the nature of eye surgery in the mid 19thC and is also of interest because its author is an Australian. John Bruce Hamilton (1901-1968) was an Australian ophthalmologist, who was well known internationally. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania, did his medical studies in Sydney, Melbourne and at Moorfields, London. He returned to practice in Hobart. He also wrote 'The significance of heredity in ophthalmology' 1951 and translated into English Henrik Sjogren's book 'A new conception of keratoconjunctivitis sicca' 1943 (See Cat No 1748)
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (bought from Abe Books)
Date Acquired: August 2012
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors

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