Ophthal-Philately: A Journey to Ophthalmology through Postage Stamps of the World

by Samar K Basak

Ophtha-philately = Ophtha + Philately. It is the collection and study of postage stamps and other related material that pertain to the subject 'Ophthalmology' in some ways. It elucidates the history of ophthalmology as it has been portrayed time to time through postage stamps of different countries of the world. First part of this book covers almost all aspect of ophthalmology, starting from the ancient history, anatomy, physiology, optics, examination, blindness and its treatment, prevention and rehabilitation. It also tells the story of the scripts for the blind, helping hands, and various ophthalmic conferences. The second part of this book is on famous and not so famous personalities in the field of ophthalmology. They were scientists, quacks, doctors, ophthalmologists, physicists, nobel laureates, detective writers, etc. Over 350 colourful postage stamps have ben arranged chronologically to depict the progress in ophthalmology since the Egyptian era. Ophtha-philately is a scientific and fascinating super specialized hobby for the ophthalmologists. It enlightens our ophthalmic history knowledge and gives us unending pleasure.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Basak Samar K Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Disha Eye Hospitals and Research Centre, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, E-mail: basak_sk@hotmail.com
Disha Eye Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISBN 9788184480351
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10573
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2007
Pages 220
Book Type Professional


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