Lot 130 of 196:
The invention of the opthalmoscope  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$3,000
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Title:
Beschreibung eines Augen-Spiegels zur Untersuchung der Netzhaut im lebenden Auge.

Author:
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von

Place:
Berlin

Publisher:
A. Forstner'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung

Date:
1851

Description:

43, [3] pp. One engraved plate at rear. (8vo) original printed yellow paper wrappers. Custom red morocco-backed clamshell case. First Edition.

The first edition of Helmholtz's announcement of his invention of the opthalmoscope ''which made it possible for the first time to study the fundus, the optic nerve and the blood vessels of the living eye, and vastly improved the capacity for diagnosing pathological conditions'' (Norman). Garrison & Morton 5866; Grolier 100 Medicine 65; Heirs of Hippocrates 1886; Norman 1041. 


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Condition:
Light wear and soiling to wrappers, a bit of chipping to spine; near fine.


 
Item number:
259858
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