Catalogue Number: 1765
System of Ophthalmology, Volume 8 (Part 1) Diseases of the outer eye
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DUKE-ELDER (Sir) Stewart
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1962
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Henry Kimpton
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth covers, xxiii preliminaries, 879 pages plus xxix index. 510 illustrations and 17 coloured plates. Library sticker and stamp for the Department of Ophthalmology University of Melbourne Library and that the book was a gift of the Bill Stevens bequest.
Historical Significance: This is a volume in the multi-volume volume text book by Duke Elder that followed his classic 7 volume Text Book of Ophthalmology. Sir Stewart Duke-Elder (1899-1978), a Scot, was a prolific writer and editor, producing seven volumes of Textbook of Ophthalmology and fifteen volumes of 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.
How Acquired: Donated by Department of Ophthalmology University of Melbourne
Date Acquired: Jan 2011
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note