First Important American Textbook of Opthalmology

Frick, George. A TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE EYE; Including the Doctrines and Practice of the Most Eminent Modern Surgeons, and Particularly Those of Professor Beer. With an Engraving.

Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jun. 1823. 8vo. xix,(1),320pp. With the half-title. Folding copper plate of 9 surgical instruments bound at the end. Orig. mottled calf, nicely rebacked to style, old spine label laid down. With the cont. rubber stamp and signature of Dr. R. Fuller.” First edition of the first important American textbook of ophthalmology. Frick (1793–1870) a Baltimore physician was also the first American M.D. to restrict his practice to Ophthalmology. He was a student of the great German ophthalmologist Georg Joseph Beer (d. 1821). See GM 5844. THE BECKER COLLECTION OF OPHTHALMOLOGY only records the London 1826 edition (#142).


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