Catalogue Number: 1945
A history of the ophthalmoscope
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: RUCKER C Wilbur
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1971
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Whiting Printers and Stationers
Description Of Item: Green cloth covers, 127 pages, many black and white illustrations.
Historical Significance: The ophthalmoscope was probably the most important invention for ophthalmology in the 19th C. This book traces its history from before Helmholtz, its inventor, until the 1940s and the invention of the indirect binocular ophthalmoscope. Collectors will find this book useful for identifying different ophthalmoscopes. Wilbur Rucker MD was an ophthalmologist associated with the Mayo Clinic and its Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Abe books)
Date Acquired: Sept 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note