Liebreich ophthalmoscope, England, 1855-1865

Made:
1855-1865 in London

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Liebreich ophthalmoscope in case, by J. Weiss and Son Limited, 62 Strand, London, England, 1855-1865.

An ophthalmoscope is used to view the retina of the eye. It was invented in 1851 by Herman von Helmholtz (1821-94). This simple ophthalmoscope was adapted by pioneering German ophthalmologist Richard Liebreich (1830-1917). It was made by J. Weiss and Son of London. It is seen here with two pairs of spectacles. These correct long or short sightedness in the observer, two conditions that could affect the physician’s ability to diagnose by sight.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A664772
Materials:
case, leather, covered, case, velvet, lined, case, wood, instrument, ivory and instrument, metal
Measurements:
overall (specs): 25 mm x 130 mm x 20 mm,
overall (ophthalmoscope): 95 mm 40 mm, .13kg
type:
ophthalmoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • ophthalmic equipment
  • ophthalmic instrument