Ophthalmoscope

Ophthalmoscope

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“In the whole history of medicine there is no more beautiful episode than the invention of the ophthalmoscope, and physiology has few greater triumphs.” So wrote Edward Greely Loring on the first page of his Textbook of Ophthalmology (New York, 1886). Loring also designed several ophthalmoscopes with small lenses on the edge of a disc, such that rotation would bring up the lens best suited to the eye under examination.
Ref: Ed. G. Loring, “A Modification of the Ophthalmoscope,” Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society 1 (1869): 47-51.
Ed. G. Loring, “A New Modification of the Ophthalmoscope,” American Journal of the Medical Sciences 67 (1874): 133-135.
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Object Name
ophthalmoscope
ophthalmoscopes
Other Terms
Medicine
Measurements
case: 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 10.795 cm x 5.715 cm
scope: 7 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 4.445 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
1978.0235.006
accession number
1978.0235
catalog number
1978.0235.06
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National Museum of American History
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