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Hirschberg, Julius
The History of Ophthalmology. [21 Volumes / This being the most complete set on the international market with 11 Volumes bound in 19 Volumes [including the often missing three-volume-set: "The History of Contact Lenses" plus the rare two-volume-set: "The Ophthalmoscope" by Alfred Schett] / The 21 Volume-Set includes: Volume I: Antiquity / Volume II: Middle Ages - The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Volume III & IV: The Renaissance of Ophthalmology in the eighteenth century (Part One and Two) / Volume V-Volume VIII (in total this section has five volumes (5,6,7,8a,8b): The Renaissance of Ophthalmology in the eighteenth century (Part Three) & The first half of the nineteenth century - Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy / Volume IX: The First and Second half of the nineteenth century - United States of America (USA), Switzerland and Belgium / X: The first and the second half of the nineteenth century - [History of Ophthalmology in] The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Spain, Hispano-America (La
1982. Oostende / Bonn, J.P.Wayenborgh, 1982 - 2014. Folio. More than 5000 pages with many illustrations and photographs. Original Hardcover, most of them with the rare illustrated dustjackets. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. The price includes an upgrade to worldwide free shipping of the collection per DHL Express Courier. Ophthalmology, medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye. The first ophthalmologists were oculists. These paramedical specialists practiced on an itinerant basis during the Middle Ages. Georg Bartisch, a German physician who wrote on eye diseases in the 16th century, is sometimes credited with founding the medical practice of ophthalmology. Many important eye operations were first developed by oculists, as, for example, the surgical correction of strabismus, first performed in 1738. The first descriptions of visual defects included those of glaucoma (1750), night blindness (1767), colour blindness (1794), and astigmatism (1801).(Source: Encyclopedia Britannica) In the Ebers Papyrus from ancient Egypt dating to 1550 BC, a section is devoted to eye diseases. The pre-Hippocratics largely based their anatomical conceptions of the eye on speculation, rather than empiricism. They recognized the sclera and transparent cornea running flushly as the outer coating of the eye, with an inner layer with pupil, and a fluid at the centre. It was believed, by Alcamaeon (5th century BC) and others, that this fluid was the medium of vision and flowed from the eye to the brain by a tube. Ar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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