Catalogue Number: 38
On long, short, and weak sight, and their treatment by the scientific use of spectacles
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: WELLS, J. Soelberg
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1862
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: John Churchill
Description Of Item: Original brown cloth. Tall 8vo. ix, [1 blank], 112 pp. 11 figs., 2 on lithographic plates. Dedicated to William Bowman.
Historical Significance: This popular work went through four editions. J. Soelberg Wells took the M.D. at the University of Edinburgh in 1856 and spent several years in Berlin as student and assistant of von Graefe. In 1860 Wells joined the staff at Moorfields in London, first as clinical assistant to Bowman and from 1867 until his death as surgeon. In 1865, Wells became professor of ophthalmology at King's College, London. Wells is the author of a number of other books on the eye disease and surgery. See Cat No 346.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken,honorary archivist
Date Acquired: 1989
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection