American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Ophthalmologia Optica et Visio in Nummis
(Ophthalmology, Optics and Vision in Numismatics)

Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology Supplement Series 13

by Jay M. Galst and Peter G. van Alfen (2013)

Hardcover, 574 pp. full color illustrations throughout
ISBN-13: 978 089722 323 2
List Price: US $285.00
Member Price: US $199.50

Published jointly by J.-P. Wayenborgh Verlag and the ANS, Ophthalmologia,Optica et Viso in Nummis catalogues roughly 1,700 objects in 14 chapters each of which focuses on a discrete topic, e.g., ophthalmologists, ophthalmological congresses, the blind (and their rehabilitation), optical instruments (including spectacles), and the eye as a symbol. Appearing as volume 13 in the supplemental series to Julius Hirschberg’s History of Ophthalmology, the book also serves to situate the objects within the larger historical context of the ophthalmological and optical disciplines.

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