Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A Feast of Artifacts. A Sight for Sore Eyes.

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.

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