Title: Remarks on the fistula lachrymalis. To which...
Publisher: London: C. Dilly, 1798
Publication Date: 1798
Edition: First Edition
FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Half goatskin with marbled boards, lea. label on spine. (4), 86, (2), 30, (2), 33, (2) pp. Two engraved plates. Minor spotty foxing, a bit used; a very good copy. The surgeon, James Ware (1756-1815), ".studied under Jonathan Wathen and from 1777 to 1791 shared his London practice which specialized in the treatment of diseases of the eye. .Ware was the first 'bare oculist' to be elected Fellow of the Royal Society, a distinction that greatly contributed to the recognition of ophthalmic surgery as a scientific endeavor." (Becker, p. 130). "In order to simplify the opening of lacrimal obstructions, Ware proposed a new operation involving the introduction of a tube or style into the nasal duct. .In the final tract Ware defends the use of tinctura thebaica in the treatment of 'ophthalmy'." (Becker Coll. Ophthal., no. 403). N.L.M. (18th C.), p. 481. Bookseller Inventory # 000450
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