History of Ophthalmology: Sub auspiciis Academiae Ophthalmologicae Internationalis / Edition 1

History of Ophthalmology: Sub auspiciis Academiae Ophthalmologicae Internationalis / Edition 1

by Claudia Zrenner
     
 

Published in celebration of the centennial of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Daniel M. Albert, Diane D. Edwards, and their esteemed contributors have written the first comprehensive history of the field of ophthalmology. The book is indeed more than a comprehensive history, it is a captivating one. Each chapter is written engagingly and is filled with… See more details below

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Published in celebration of the centennial of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Daniel M. Albert, Diane D. Edwards, and their esteemed contributors have written the first comprehensive history of the field of ophthalmology. The book is indeed more than a comprehensive history, it is a captivating one. Each chapter is written engagingly and is filled with fascinating facts and curious lore, such as the treatment options for trichiasis during the ancient Egyptian period: "Pull hairs and apply a mixture of myrrh, lizard's blood and bat's blood until healed..." Or their prescription for pterygium: "Put into the eye a mixture of salt, frankincense, and pelican dung; or stibium, honey and lizard's dung." This beautiful history takes you from the day of the barber surgeon to the day of the refractive surgeon in 350 pages, imparting an understanding of how the modern specialty of ophthalmology came to be. Lavishly illustrated in full color. A "must read" for residents, practicing ophthalmologists, and all those interested in the history of science and medicine. The perfect gift for students, physicians, technicians, and those who devote themselves to the study and treatment of ophthalmic disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792331018
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/1994
Series:
History of Ophthalmology Series, #6
Edition description:
Reprinted from DOCUMENTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA, 86:2, 1994
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
0.26(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Famous Personalities in Ophthalmology and Visual Science: Prominent Ophthalmologists who Suffered from Acute Glaucoma; F.C. Blodi. Vision and Cognition in the Natural Philosophy of Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus); P. Theiss, O.-J. Grusser. Further Studies by Christoph Scheiner Concerning the Optics of the Eye; F. Daxecker. History of Technical Inventions and Discoveries: On the Invention of the Ophthalmoscope; R. Weale. D.B. Kagenaar and the Ophthalmometer by Javal-Schiotz; I. Den Tonkelaer, G.K. van Leersum, H.E. Henkes. A Contribution to the History of Spectacles in Croatia; V. Dorn. Ophthalmology in Art and Literature: Pisarro, Diacryocystitis, and the Development of Modern Lacrimal Surgery; J.G. Ravin. Ophthalmology in Visual Science in Antiquity: Didymus the Blind: An Unknown Precursor of Louis Braille and Helen Keller; J. Lascaratos, S. Marketos. Further Ophthalmological Information on Byzantine Chroniclers and Historians; J. Fronimopolous, J. Lascaratos.

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