A pocket atlas and text book of the fundus oculi

Catalogue Number: 1704
A pocket atlas and text book of the fundus oculi
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: JOHNSON George Lindsay
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1928
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Adlard and Son
Description Of Item: Dark green cloth cover, 215 pp, 52 black and white figures in text, 27 colour plates, old rubber stamp inside front cover and on front fly leaf for 'Robert Kaye FOA (SA) Registered optometrist Contact Lens Practitioner' and also on front fly leaf is a label reading 'Ex Libris Robert Kaye Dip Optom FCCLSA Optometrist Contact Lens Specialist Fellow of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia'. Also signature of S Richter previous owner on title page and his rubber stamp on title page, preface page and back of plate 16.
Historical Significance: George Lindsay Johnson MA BC MDCam FRCS Eng (1853 - 1944) was born in the UK but was mostly educated in Germany. He spent a year in Australila where he had relatives and then studied medicine and ophthalmology in the UK. Dr. Johnson is best known for monographs on mammalian eyes and on those of reptiles and amphibia. For these contributions he received the honorary fellowships of the Berlin and Italian societies. He was also elected a honorary fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and obtained the gold medal at the St. Louis exhibition, as well as the bronze medal. He was for ten years an examiner in theoretic and applied optics to the S. M. C, of London, and ophthalmic surgeon to the Western General Hospital Dispensary, which appointment he held for twenty years. Among his many works are: "Treatise on Glaucoma," "Photographic Optics and Colour photography," "Photography in natural Colours" (4 editions), "Pocket Atlas and Textbook on the Fundus Oculi" (2 editions)."Observations on European Leprosy," "Ophthalmology of the Mammalia" (1901), "Ophthalmology of Reptilia and Amphibia" (1942) and "Trachoma." He was also the inventor of various ophthalmic instruments. He made a thorough scientific investigation of occult phenomena connected with the subconscious mind of man and gathered and sifted information relating to survival after death and the communication between the departed in the etheric world and persons on earth. He embodied his researches in a large volume, illustrated by photographs (The Great Problem, London, Rider, Rider & Co., 1935). The archive holds two copies of the first edition of 1911 [Cat no 70 and 136]
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye, Sydney optometrist
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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