1933 · Basel:
by HORNER, Friedrich (1831-1886); BADER, Alfred.
Basel:: Benno Schwabe, 1933., 1933. First separate edition. 8vo. 231,  pp. 34 figures, 10 facsimiles, index. Early dark green cloth, simple title label on spine, with original printed wrappers bound in. Ownership signature of Edwin Clarke, Basel, 1964. Fine. First published in Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Bd. 61-62, 1931-32. "The letters [of Horner] are introduced and preceded by an essay of 80 pages on the development of ophthalmology during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, by Dr. Alfred Bader, of Basel, who presents an interesting and worthy account of the history of ophthalmology in Switzerland." – Burton Chance, Book review, Annals of Medical History, 6 n.s., 1934, pp. 191-92. PROVENANCE: Edwin Clarke (1919-1996), was both a neurologist and a medical historian. He worked closely with Owsei Temkin (at Johns Hopkins) and C. Donald O'Malley (at UCLA) and Kenneth Dewhurst. He did a year at Yale and then became medical historian to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum & Library. See: E. J. Freeman, "Edwin Clarke, MD, FRCP (1919-1996)." Med. Hist., 1996 Oct; 40(4): 499–501.
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