Hydrophthalmia or congenital glaucoma. Its causes, treatment and outlook

Catalogue Number: 1751
Hydrophthalmia or congenital glaucoma. Its causes, treatment and outlook
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ANDERSON Joseph Ringland
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1939
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Cambridge UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press
Description Of Item: Original green cloth, 377 pages, 116 black and white illustrations in the text, sticker for the Library of the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology on front paste down. Signature of Archie S Anderson and Library stamp on front fly leaf, part of which has been cut out. Foreword by Sir John Herbert Parsons.
Historical Significance: Parsons in the foreword states that this is the first book on congenital glaucoma since that of E L Gros in 1897. Joseph Ringland Anderson (1894-1961) was an eminent Melbourne ophthalmologist, who was instrumental in the establishment of the first chair of ophthalmology in Australia at the University of Melbourne and after whom that chair is named. It was established in 1958 and filled in 1963 by Gerard Crock (1929-2007).Anderson was born in Lilydale, Victoria, educated at Scotch College and obtained his MBBS at Melbourne University in 1916. He studied ophthalmology in the UK obtaining his FRCS in 1919 and worked with Parsons at Moorfields Hospital London. On return to Melbourne he was appointed ophthalmic surgeon at the Alfred Hospital in 1923. He also obtained his FRACS in 1930 and his MD in 1932, He also wrote Detachment of the retina. A contribution to the study of iits causation and treatment 1931 (Cat No 920) , Ocular vertical deviations London, British Medical Assn 1947 (Cat No 1046) and Ocular vertical deviations and the treatment of nystagmus.Philadelphia, Lippincott [1959]. (See Anderson's obituary Br J Ophthalmol. 1961 September; 45(9): 639. The signature of Archie S Anderson on the front fly leaf is that of Archibald Simpson Anderson (1895-1974), a prominent Melbourne ophthalmologist (see his obituary Brit J Ophthal 1975; 59:173).
How Acquired: Donated by University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology
Date Acquired: Jan 2011
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors

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