Last week we had a table full of artifacts from the Kenneth C. Swan collection. A visiting researcher from Singapore wanted to view all of these artifacts and investigate their origin and provenance.
Here they are in all of their glory--spread upon the table like a glorious ophthalmologic instrument feast.
You may recall that just last year we had a large exhibit highlighting these artifacts, collected by Dr. Swan.
Dr. Swan, a noted ophthalmologist, was known for establishing the first children's eye clinic in an academic setting in the United States, being one of the first to report using a microscope during ophthalmic surgery, and here at OHSU, he was the first person to chair, full-time, a clinical department in the medical school. (Ophthalmology, of course.)
I'll update you as I can what the researcher finds regarding this sightly collection.