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Thompson HS, Duffel PG. William Lawrence and the English Ophthalmology Textbooks of the 1830s and 1840s. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(5):639–644. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.1761
Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
William Lawrence was a leading English ophthalmic surgeon in the middle of the 19th century. This article briefly discusses his life, career, and well-known textbook (Treatise on Diseases of the Eye). His book and 3 others were the best-known English texts on diseases of the eye of the 1830s and 1840s. The 3 others were William Mackenzie's Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Eye, Richard Middlemore's Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye and Its Appendages, and Thomas Wharton Jones' Manual of the Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery.
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