Ophthalmologia Optica et Visio in Nummis

Ophthallowrez1Ophthalmologia Optica et Visio in Nummis
(Ophthalmology, Optics and Vision in Numismatics)

(Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology Supplement 13, 2013)


by Jay M. Galst and Peter G. van Alfen

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

(Only available for purchase through the ANS.)

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.


Early Practitioners of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologists Famous in other Fields
Scientists and other Physicians who Contributed to Ophthalmology
Ophthalmological Congresses and Societies
The Blind
The One-Eyed
Rehabilitation of the Blind and Eye Hospitals
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Coins, Tokens and Medals for the Blind (Braille Inscriptions)
Spectacles Depicted as an Optical Instrument and Depicted as Symbol
Opticians, Optometrists, the Optical Industry and other Optical Scientists (including countermarked coins and encased coins of opticians and spectacle merchants)
The Eye as a Symbol
Mythology and Religion Related to the Eyes and Ophthalmology
Artist Index