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TRAVERS, Benjamin.
Manuscript notebook of Lectures given by Travers - On Diseases of the Eye ................

The author is unknown, the notebook is undated though the paper is watermarked for 1818.

Small 4to., the pages numbered to 261, written recto only, book-plate of The Institute of Ophthalmology London, small stamp on page 1 of Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, written in a neat and legible hand, dilapidated contemporary half calf, front board detached, contents clean and in very good state.

*BENJAMIN TRAVERS [1783-1858] - In August, 1800 Travers was articled for six years to surgeon Astley Cooper. In 1807 he set up his own London practice and was appointed Demonstrator of Anatomy at Guy's Hospital. In 1810 he was appointed Surgeon to the London Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye, afterwards the Moorfields Ophthalmic Hospital, where he was later joined by William Lawrence. In May 1815, he was elected a Surgeon to St Thomas' Hospital where he served until his retirement in 1841. He also obtained the lucrative post of Surgeon to the East India Company's warehouses and brigade. On the formation of the medical establishment of Queen Victoria he was appointed a Surgeon Extraordinary, afterwards becoming a Surgeon in Ordinary to the Prince Consort. He was appointed Serjeant Surgeon in 1857. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1813. He was President of the Hunterian Society in 1827, served on their council from 1830 to 1858 and was elected Hunterian Orator in 1838. For his most important publications, see GARRISON-MORTON 2932 - 2942 - 3433 - 5587 - 5843

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Stock No. 61496

Price: 2,000.00