Beitrage zur Pathologie des Auges {Atlas of ophthalmic diseases of the eye]

Catalogue Number: 41
Beitrage zur Pathologie des Auges {Atlas of ophthalmic diseases of the eye]
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: JAEGER, Eduard [Ritter von Jaxtthal]
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1870
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Vienna
Publisher/Manufacturer: Aus Der Kaiserlich-Koniglichen Hof - Und Staatsdruckere
Description Of Item: This book is in three volumes each leather bound 355 x 255 mm. The first volume is the text (in German) describing the plates which appear in volumes 2 and 3. Volume 2 has plates 1 - 36 and volume 3 7 - 73. The plates are all retinal fundi, hand drawn and are in colour. The dedication page is to the author's 'loved father and teacher Friedrich Jaeger Ritter von Jaxtthal, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Master of Opthalmology etc'. A user has written the disease state in pencil and in English.
Historical Significance: Eduard Jager von Jaxtthal (June 25, 1818 - July 5, 1884) was an Austrian ophthalmologist who was a native of Vienna. He was a professor at the University of Vienna, and was son to oculist Friedrich Jager von Jaxtthal (1784-1871), and grandson to Georg Joseph Beer (1763-1821). Eduard Jager von Jaxtthal is remembered for his work in eye surgery and his research of ophthalmic diseases. He was an early practitioner of the ophthalmoscope, and introduced direct ophthalmoscopy, a method he used to determine the refractive error in the eye. His best known written work is "Ophthalmoskopischer Hand-Atlas", an atlas of diseases of the eye identified by the ophthalmoscope. Jager von Jaxtthal is also credited for making improvements to the Snellen chart and the Jaeger reading card scale. This is the second edition. The first edition was published 1855. He also wrote Ophthalmoskopischer Hand-Atlas". - Wien, Hofdruckerei 1869
How Acquired: Not known
Condition: Fair
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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