Paris: Lauwereyns, 1871.
viii, 275pp. ill.
Illustrated: 22 photographic plates.
This remarkable nineteenth century French book on eye surgery is the first work on ophthalmic surgery illustrated with photographs. It contains the first series of photos of actual operations in a surgery textbook with 22 close-up shots of operations for strabismus, cataract, iridectomy, canthoplasty, etc. (almost certainly performed on cadavers). The photographer, Dr. Montméja, founded the first journal devoted to medical photography in 1869.