Thursday, May 26, 2011

History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs

I'm very pleased to announce the acquisition of eleven volumes from Wayenborgh Publishing's History of Ophthalmology - The Monographs series. The books are a very thoughtful donation from Donald L. Blanchard, M.D.

Based in Belgium, Wayenborgh has published books on the history of ophthalmology since the 1970s. Books in The History of Opthalmology - The Monographs series are published as supplements to another Wayenborgh series, Julius Hirschberg - History of Opthalmology. The monographs consist of translations of landmark historical texts, as well as original historical research.

Dr. Blanchard's gift consists of the first eleven volumes in this ongoing series:

Volume 1, parts 1 and 2. Richey L. Waugh. The Eye and Man in Ancient Egypt, 1995

Volume 2, parts 1 and 2. Alfred Schett. The Opthalmoscope, 1996

Volume 3. Georg Bartisch. Ophthalmodouleia, 1996

Volume 4, parts 1 and 2. Hugo Magnus. Ophthalmology of the Ancients, 1998

Volume 5. John Jeffries. Lectures on Diseases of the Eye, 1998

Volume 6. Mark Mannis and Avi Mannis. Corneal Transplant: A History in Profiles, 1999

Volume 7, parts 1 and 2. Jean-Paul Wayenborgh et al. IBBO: International Biography and Bibliography of Opthalmologists and Vision Scientists, 2001-2002

Volume 8. Julius Hirschberg. Ophthalmology of Aetius of Amida, 2000

Volume 9. Gunter von Noorden. History of Strabismology, 2002

Volume 10. Saiichi Mishima. History of Opthalmology in Japan, 2004

Volume 11. Benito Daza de Valdes. The Use of Eyeglasses, 2004

This series is a valuable addition to the library's resources on the history of ophthalmology. Volumes 2, 3 and 11 in this series were translated by Dr. Blanchard; we are especially pleased to have these books as documents of his contributions to the field.

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