The History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs volume 2 - part 2
The Ophthalmoscope (2)
written by: C.R. Keeler
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This exhaustive work is the only extant documentation on the ophthalmoscope. The authors, Schett (Collector and Curator of the Institute for Medical History in Zurich) and Keeler (the former owner of Keeler Instruments, London, avid collector of ophthalmoscopes, and Curator of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London), present a complete history of the ophthalmoscope since its invention by Helmholtz in 1851.
Hundreds of models from thirteen different countries--including Egypt, Russia, and Turkey--are shown in photographs, sketches, and engravings (wood and steel-cut). In addition to presenting the instruments, the authors point out specifics of the various ophthalmoscopes, the instrument makers, bibliographic references, and biographies of the inventors or alternators of the instruments.
This volume is a must for historians, collectors, and medical museums.
Publication details: Book. 1997. 226 pages. Publication date: 1997.
Additional publication(s) within this set:
History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs series volume(s) 2 - part 1 This publication is part of the History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs series
Condensed Table of Contents
Professional - American Optical
National Instrument Co
Liebreich (Paetz and Flohr)
Liebreich (Military Model)
Thorner Binocular Indirect
Laurence and Heisch
Couper (Short Chain)
Morton (F A Juler)
Morton (with Calipher)
Unidentified (Ferrier and Hawkins)
Morton (F Juler)
Keeler (with Auriscope)
Cardell Polarised (Keeler)
Turville Stewart No 5
Cardell Polarised 1950
Schett's text consists of 428 pages detailing the developments since the time of
Helmholtz's invention in 1851 until the end of the 19th century. There are short
biographies of many of the international pioneer workers and hundreds of
drawings and photographs of their instruments.
Keeler's atlas covers the same period and extends into the early decades of the 20th century. There are 228 pages mostly of photographs of instruments from his own collection. The Acrobat ® Software installed in the CD ROM functions as a very adequate index to the two volumes. Even as a quite illiterate computer-user I was able to pick up a wealth of useful and fascinating information.
It has been said that the introduction of the ophthalmoscope was the single most important development in eye-care and accordingly this history serves once again to remind us of its prime importance in optometry.
Honorary Archivist, VCO