Thursday, September 13, 2007
Hot on the heels of yesterday's blog post "Eye hook," here's another captivating cover with a much more literal eye hook! This great item came along with the Kenneth Carl Swan Papers, one of a handful of books delivered with his artifacts, personal papers, and photographic materials. This book has been used and loved: besides the catchy front label (part of a simple classification scheme?), it has the stamps of the Casey Eye Institute and the University of Oregon Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, and the bookplate of the "Kenneth Swan Library CEI," from which we learn that the book was "Contributed by Milton B. Steiner, M.D." (a mid-20th century Portland ophthalmologist).
As a special bonus, I got to scan this image on the new-to-me little Canon scanner now under my personal control. It's a very low-end (can you tell?) letter-sized flatbed scanner from the late 1990s, but it's always nice to get new toys.
Oh, so you want to know what the text is? It's the second edition of Torok and Grout's Surgery of the eye, published in Philadelphia by Lea & Febiger in 1925.