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The History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs volume 2 - part 1

The Ophthalmoscope (1)


written by: A. Schett
translated by: D.L. Blanchard

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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. 1996. 425 pages. Publication date: 1996.

ISBN: 978-90-6299-449-6 (ISBN 10: 90-6299-449-0; Wayenborgh Publishing)
Additional publication(s) within this set:
History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs series volume(s) 2 - part 2 This publication is part of the History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs series
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Table of Contents

Condensed Table of Contents

The methods of examination
The illumination
I. Germany
Helmholtz
Ruete
Meyerstein
Ulrich (Professor)
Coccius
Saemann
Burow
Klaunig
Ulrich, R.
Zehender
Liebreich
Heymann
Hirschberg
Mohr
Schweigger
Cohn
Baumeister
Peppermüller
Schmidt-Rimpler
Engelhardt
Grolman
Schöler
Burchardt
Eversbusch
Plehn
Knauer
Roth
Greeff
Sellerbeck
Pflugk
Salzer
Knopf
Fraenkel
Wessely
Zeiss
The medical journals of the authors
The manufacturers and their clients
II. Austria-Hungary
Jaeger
Stellwag
Hasner
Mauthner
Schnabel
Bayer
III. The Netherlands
Donders
Epkens
Straub
IV. Scandinavia
Borthen
V. Russia
Froebelius
Golowin
VI. Greece
Anagnostakis
VII. Italy
Castorani
VIII. Switzerland
Pfliiger
Haab
Eperon
Vogt
Amsler
IX. Turkey
Essad
X. Egypt
Sameh
II.-X.: The medical journals of the authors
II.-X.: The manufacturers and their clients

XI. France
Follin
Desmarres
Deval
Gillet
Cusco
Galezowski
Giraud-Teulon
Chevalier
Monoyer
Montméja
Wecker
Perrin
Gayet
Poncet
Burke
Javal
Sichel
Panas
Remy
Badal
Landolt
Marcé
Meyer
Parent
Coursserant
Berger
Nachet
Roulot
Pley
Kalt
Vignes
Leroy
Antonelli
Chevallereau
Fage
Borsch
Terrien
The medical journals of the authors
The manufacturers and their clients
XII. Great Britain and Ireland
Dixon
Laurence
Greenway
Beale
Carter
Watson
Glynn
Hogg
Oldham
Smith
Couper
Purves
Gowers
Grossmann
Bader
Nettleship
Johnson
Juler
Adams
Morton
Benson
Coxeter
Frost
Gunn
Lang
Paxton
Jessop
Brailey
Snell
Edmunds
Swanzy
Dunn
Lawford
Harman

The medical journals of the authors
The manufacturers and their clients

XIII. United States of America
Dix
Loring
Noyes
Strawbridge
Knapp
Green
Wadsworth
Forbes
Fox
MeMahon
Dennett
Burnett
Emerson
Jackson
Randall
Howe
Keyser
Risley
Valk
Harlan
Payne
Croskey
Callan
Oliver
Thorington
Gould
Pyle
Borsch
May
Pusey
Fisher
Hare
The medical journals of the authors
The manufacturers and their clients
The variety of ophthalmoscope models and related instruments in over view
Index

Reviews

Book reviews

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.

Michael J Aitken
Honorary Archivist, VCO

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