Catalogue Number: 42
The eye in health and disease: being a series of articles on the anatomy and physiology of the human eye, and its surgical and medical treatment
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: JEFFRIES, B. Joy
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1871
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Boston
Publisher/Manufacturer: Alexander Moore; Lee and Shepard
Description Of Item: This book is hardcover, original brown cloth; 240 x 143 mm with 119,pages. The last few pages reproduce Jaeger's near-point charts.
Historical Significance: Joy Jefferies was an ophthalmologist based in Massachusetts and a lecturer on optical phenomena at Harvard University. The title of the book states that it is a series of articles and a statement from the author to the publishers on page 5 refers to the fact that the articles were originally published in the publishers "Journal" but some additions were made for this book. The statement also indicates that the purpose of the book is to "present many new and interesting points to the medical profession, whilst, at the same time, they will serve to a accomplish that for which they were written, namely the instruction of the laity".
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: 1989
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection