Feestbundel aan Franciscus Cornelis Donders (Celebration of Franciscus Cornelis Donders

Catalogue Number: 1779
Feestbundel aan Franciscus Cornelis Donders (Celebration of Franciscus Cornelis Donders
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1888
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Amsterdam
Publisher/Manufacturer: F van Rossen
Description Of Item: Original printed boards, 530 pages (but this copy missing back cover and many pages - only to page 304). In Dutch
Historical Significance: This is the proceedings of a conference held to commemorate Frans Donders on the occasion of his 70th birthday and containing some 40 scientific papers. Frans Cornelius Donders (1818 - 1889) was Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utrecht and made important contributions to understanding accommodation and refractive errors. In particular he guided ophthalmology (and later optometry) to the scientific measurement of refractive errors and presbyopia and their correction by glasses. Previously refractive errors had interested only physicists and physiologists such as Kepler, Kastner, Young and Airey and ophthalmologists were dismissive of glasses while opticians sold glasses selected by trial. See other material by or relating to Donders at Cat Nos 37, 57, 68, 178 and 256
How Acquired: Donated by Department of Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne
Date Acquired: Jan 2011
Condition: Poor. Missing back cover board and about 500 pages
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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