Catalogue Number: 1987
Text book of ophthalmology Volume 6 Injuries
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE-ELDER, (Sir) Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1954
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth, xxxviii preliminaries + 2 unnumbered pages, one being a frontispiece photograph of Bernardini Ramazzini. Pages numbered 5717 - 6912 including the index, 1145 illustrations including 144 in colour. Pencil price 107 shillings and sticker of bookseller and medical agent Alan Grant inside front cover.
Historical Significance: Sir Stewart Duke-Elder MA DSc PhD MD ChB FRCS (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology and fifteen volumes of its successor, System of Ophthalmology, along with many other textbooks and scientific papers. He served for many years as editor of Brit J Ophthal and Ophthal Lit and was involved in the formation of the Institute of Ophthalmology in London. He was elected FRS and he was knighted in 1933. He was Surgeon-Oculist to King Edward VIII, George V and Queen Elizabeth II. This book is an excellent source of historical notes.
How Acquired: Donated by Alan Isaacs, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: Jan 2012
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note