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A Reluctant Surgeon; Reflections of a Farm Boy Turned Ophthalmologist Working in Medical Missions for Twenty-Five Years on Four Continents
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A Reluctant Surgeon; Reflections of a Farm Boy Turned Ophthalmologist Working in Medical Missions for Twenty-Five Years on Four Continents

By Herb Friesen, MD

Islamabad, Pakistan: PanGraphics, Ltd, 1996 PanGraphics, Ltd, Islamabad, Pakistan. 1996. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Stated 2nd Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Very Good; bumping and rubbing to panels; light shelfwear. No DJ. Pictorial heavy card stock wraps. Wraps are not bent or folded; spine has slight crease from opening; text is secure in binding. 207 pp 8vo. The is the story of a Mennonite Brethren from Hillsboro, Kansas who goes KU Medical School and becomes an ophthalmologist and then answers God's calling an becomes a medical missionary for the next 25 years caring for the world's poor and highly connected in such places as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burma, Nepal, Europe, Iran, Somalia, and many others. It is a story of endurance, travel, and personal reward. A clean very presentable copy.

$40.00

Vernal Conjunctivitis

By M.N. Beigelman, MD

Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California Press , 1950 University of Southern California Press, Los Angeles, CA. 1950. First Edition. Retired academic health center copy with little use. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for name stamps on endpapers and text block edges. Book Condition: Good; sunfaded spine and top board edges; check-out pocket in rear. No DJ. Red cloth boards and spine with gilt lettering on the spine. 430 pp 8vo. The disease known throughout the world as "vernal conjunctivitis" or "spring catarrh" is known throughout the world and described by many ophthalmologists from 1855 to present characterized by its "tarso-limbo-conjunctivitis". The author goes through the ages to describe the disease, how it has been studied, how it looks under the microscope, and how it has been treated throughout the years. This is an outstanding look at the disease and its problems before better anti-allergy medications and steroids. A clean very presentable copy with little library use.

$25.00

Helen Keller; Sketch for a Portrait

By Van Wyck Brooks

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E.P. Dutton, 1956 E.P. Dutton, New York. 1956. Hard Cover. Stated first edition/BOMC copy. Book Condition: Fine. DJ VG; rubbing, sl chipping, and small water stain on top at spine. Blue boards with white lettering and Dutton emblem on front in white. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Does have library book sale stamp on text block foot. The story of the blind, deaf, and semi-mute Helen Keller in a very personal light as seen through the eyes of her neighbor; an illuminating portrait of a woman and her triumph over her disabilities. This book focuses on her mind and spirit. 166 pp. A pristine and clean copy.

$4.80

Optical Coherence Tomography in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Gabriel Coscas

New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2010 Springer-Verlag, New York. 2010. Hardcover. Stated 2nd Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: As New. No DJ as issued. Pictorial boards and spine with white lettering on spine and front board. 389 pp 4to. This book is scientific and practical as it provides the reader with a reasonable body of easily accessible knowledge that will allow each practitioner to understand, interpret, and adapt treatment in their patient's best interests. This book will allow all practitioners to become familiar with the signs of the most recent or sophisticated morphological and functional examinations, including OCT, and with the most recent treatment modalities. A clean pristine copy.

$80.00

Visions; A Story of False Sight (Pseudopia)

By Edward H. Clarke, MD/Introduction by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Boston, MA: Houghton, Osgood & Company, 1878 Houghton, Osgood & Company, Boston, MA. 1878. Hardcover. First Edition (matching dates on title page and copyright). Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Good+; wear to all tips, head, and tail, small tear on tail; missing small piece on head; slight hinge separation between FFFP and frontispiece. No DJ. Green cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on spine; embossed decorative boards. 315 pp 12mo. Visions have not only been recognized as part of the mysterious phenomena of disease, but of the equally mysterious phenomena of unrealities of health, except for apostles and teachers, the vast majority are delusions, vagaries, fancies of mankind or phenomena of disease such as hallucination, illusion, and delusion. The author goes into the causes of them from, effects of habit, relations with the blood, and the effects of drugs (opium, hashish, alcohol, ether, quinine, digitalis). There are many case studies and even a section on visions in children. A clean and presentable copy.

$96.00

The Refraction of the Eye; A Manual For Students

By Austavus Hartridge

Philadelphia, PA: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. , 1911 P. Blakiston's Son & Co. , Philadelphia, PA. 1911. Hardcover. Stated 15th Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for a former owner name penciled on FFFP. Book Condition: Good; light wear to tips, head, and tail; small spot of wear through on rear edge of spine. No DJ. Green cloth boards and spine with bright gilt lettering on the front page. Interior hinges are not split; external joints are not torn; no splay. Fold-out glassine eye chart is present and strongly attached in binding. 275 pp 8vo. This book was written mostly for ophthalmology students (optometry was not yet a profession) in order to enable them to diagnose errors of refraction accurately, and to prescribe suitable glasses for their correction. Covers the basics of refractive errors without the use of medications which would be suitable for jewelers and opticians of the day. A clean very presentable copy.

$12.00

Reading and the Psychology of Perception

By Hunter Diack

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Philosophical Publishing Company, 1960 Philosophical Publishing Company, New York. 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG; wear to tips and tears at top and bottom of spine; stamp of Ramapo Regional High School on front pastedown. No DJ. Black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. 155 pages plus appendix and index. This book is a result of the study of the development of language in the child during which it had become clear that a study of linguistic development was inextricably linked with the development of the perceptual powers. The author finds the Gestalt Theory of the 1930s still holds influence but should be abandoned in favor of more modern educational theories on how children learn to recognize words and begin reading. A good reading/research copy.

$12.80

Everyday OCT; A Handbook for Clinicians and Technicians
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Everyday OCT; A Handbook for Clinicians and Technicians

By Joel S. Schuman, Carmen A Puliafito, James G Fujimoto, Editors

Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated, 2006 Slack Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ. 2006. Softcover/Trade Wraps. Spiral-bound binding. First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: VG+; closed tear on rear; light rubbing to edges. No DJ as issued. Pictorial Wraps. Wraps are not bent or creased; spine is securely attached to binding. 136 pp 4to. The purpose of this book is to provide clinicians and technicians with the tools to best utilize OCT technology. This book will provide information on how to acquire images, store data, interpretation of images, retinal diseases, and the history and principles of OCT. A clean very presentable copy.

$64.00

Refraction and How to Refract

By James Thorington, AM, MD

Philadelphia, Pa: Blakiston's Son & Co., 1908 Blaikston's and Son, Philadelphia. 1908. Third Edition. Book condition VG with no DJ. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Embossed green boards. A basic text on the art of refraction by the original master ophthalmologist, Dr. Thorington. Includes sections on Optics, Retinoscopy, the fitting of spectacles and eyeglasses. 215 illustrations; 13 in color. Includes new instruments which have been brought forward as material aids in estimating refractive errors. Book is in remarkable condition for its age. A wonderful copy for study of the old ways of refracting or for a library collection. A rare book in this condition.

$33.60

Diabetes and Ocular Disease; Past, Present, and Future Therapies; Ophthalmology Monographs 14
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Diabetes and Ocular Disease; Past, Present, and Future Therapies; Ophthalmology Monographs 14

By Ingrid U. Scott, Harry W. Flynn, William E. Smiddy Editors

New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010 Oxford University Press, New York. 2010. Hardcover. Stated 2nd Edition/First Printing by line number. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Near Fine; surface rubbing. No DJ as issued. Unplayed CD is on rear pastedown. Pictorial boards with yellow and white lettering on spine. 496 pp 4to. This monograph compiles current information from leading authorities regarding treatment strategies for diabetic eye disease. The emphasis has been to provide practitioners with an up-to-date practical reference for the diagnosis and management of ocular disease in diabetic patients. A clean pristine copy.

$32.00

Ophthalmic Care of the Combat Casualty (Textbooks of Military Medicine)
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Ophthalmic Care of the Combat Casualty (Textbooks of Military Medicine)

By Allen B. Thach, MD

Washington, DC: Borden Institute, 2003 Borden Institute, Washington, DC. 2003. Hardcover. First Printing by line number. Textbook of Military Medicine Series. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book Condition: Fine. No DJ as issued. Blue cloth boards and spine with gilt lettering on spine and front board with titles outlined in red and gilt; AMEDD Corpsman in gilt on front board. 495 pp 4to. Along with saving the lives and limbs of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen injured in battle, the preservation of their eyes and eyesight is an extremely important goal. Despite compromising as little as 0.1% of the total body surface area and 0.27% of the frontal silhouette, the proportion of eye injuries in non-fatal casualties has escalated in recent conflicts. Although not an all-inclusive treatise on the subject, it is hoped that this textbook will provide a ready reference for all medical personnel dealing with eye-related soldier wounds. A clean pristine copy.

$32.00

Lectures of Portland and Northwestern Congresses 1935-1936

By Caryl Croisant, Transcript

Fort Worth, TX: The Text Publishing Company, 1937 The Text Publishing Company, Fort Worth, TX. 1937. Hardcover. First Edition. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former optometrist's name on front pastedown. Book Condition; age wear and soiling to boards and spine. No DJ as issued. Black cloth boards and spine with aged gilt lettering on spine and front board. 371 pp 8vo. A series of transcribed lectures by optometric greats from the Portland and Northwestern Educational Congresses; A.M. Skeffington, George Crow, and T.A. Brombach. These lectures were to help advance the profession of optometry through additional education in refraction, binocular vision, and OEP Optometry. A clean presentable copy.

$20.00