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1433.031

LIEBREICH OPHTHALMOSCOPE SET WITH 2 LARGE & 3 SMALL LENSES IN BLACK LEATHERETTE CASE

Production date
1890
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Liebreich's simple ophthalmoscope was invented in 1855 and remained popular for many years. Ophthalmoscopes were invented by Hermann von Helmholtz and designed to both illuminate and see the retina in an eye. This device helps doctors identify conditions of the eye, such as glaucoma and detached retinas. It could also be used to diagnose syphilis, diabetes and lukemia amongst other things. The opthalmoscope was also used for psychiatric investigation linking mind and brain. Thomas Clifford Allbutt (based at the LGI) was an early proponant of the instrument and wrote a book in 1871 about its use and value. He often used an opthalmoscope when working with inmates at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum.

Part 1433.031.1

Classification:
2901: Ophthalmoscopes
Location:
On Display

Part 1433.031.2

Classification:
2901: Ophthalmoscopes
Location:
In Storage