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HOGG, Jabez.
Impairment, or Loss of Vision, from Spinal Concussion, or Shock.

[A Paper read to the Medical Society of London, Nov. 8, 1875.]

Description:
pp. 41, (i) blank, (ii) Works by Mr. Hogg, 31, (i) Catalogue. Handcoloured frontispiece. Original cloth, small dent in the rear board, pin-hole through the top margin of the catalogue, else a very good copy.

*This work provides an analysis of spinal shock injury from railway accidents - 'During a period of five years, from 1862 to 1867............. the average number of killed [on the railways] did not exceed 36 per annum. From the last named period (1867) to the present time a progressive increase has taken place, and an average of three persons daily are now killed, and as many as eight a day are injured on the various lines of railway in this kingdom.' It throws an interesting light on occupational medicine in a period of developing railway traffic, indeed published in the same year as Holmgren's paper on the association of colour-blindness in a serious railway accident in Sweden in 1875 [G-M #5916]. Although COPAC records copies from a number of major UK libraries, it appears to be uncommon in commerce and the major medical collections such as OSLER - CUSHING - WALLER - COURVILLE. It is not mentioned in GARRISON History of Neurology nor in the various histories of Ophthalmology nor in SILVER History of Treatment of Spinal Injuries. Hogg was surgeon to the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, the Royal Masonic Institution and Hospital for the Diseases of Women and Children but is perhaps better known for his writings on microscopy. He also wrote the first book on the ophthalmoscope in English in 1858.

Bailliére, Tindall, and Cox. London.

Date Published: 1876.

Stock No. 61825

Price: £450.00

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