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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.

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 1 This publication is part of the History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs series


Table of Contents

Condensed Table of Contents

American
Loring
Loring Type
Brown Pusey
Callan
De Zeng
Marple Morton
Hare
Marple
Boehm
Professional - American Optical
National Instrument Co
Welch Allyn
Austrian
Mauthner
Schnabel
French
Galezowski
Follin
De Wecker
Wolfe
Parent
Kalt/Anagnostakis
Simmay
German
Liebreich
Small Liebreich
Liebreich (Paetz and Flohr)
Coccius
Landolt
Burchardt
Wolff
Liebreich (Military Model)
Thorner
Thorner Binocular Indirect
Oculus
Zeiss Winkel
Jena (Zeiss)
Irish
Swanzy Student
Netherlands
Straub
British
Laurence and Heisch
Beale
Couper
Nettleship
Prowse
Juler
Johnson
Juler Type
Couper (Chain)
Couper
Couper (Short Chain)
Morton
Morton (F A Juler)
Morton (with Calipher)
Morton
Paxton Improved
Lindsay Johnson
Coxeter
Juler (Battery)
Jessop
Lawford
Orthoscope
Marple
Marple Student
Unidentified (Ferrier and Hawkins)
Students Reflecting
May (Hamblin)
Morton (F Juler)
Morton (Hamblin)
Morton (Battery)
Couper (Hamblin)
Morton Marple
Turville Stewart
Keeler 1927
Keeler (Refraction)
Lister Morton
Keeler Decagon
Fincham
Anumbra
Westminster
Keeler (with Auriscope)
Keeler (May)
Keeler Practitioner
Macula
Cardell Polarised (Keeler)
Turville Stewart No 5
Keeler (Morton)
Emsley
Foveoscope
Twin Beam
Cardell Polarised 1950
Keeler (Measuring)
Keeler Continental
Keeler Pantoscope
Model Eyes
Perrin
Landolt
Frost
Wolfe Ophthalmoscope
Index
General 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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