Rare first description of the Zeiss-Czapski binocular corneal microscope – 1899

Rare first description of the Zeiss-Czapski binocular corneal microscope – 1899

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Categories: Scientific Books, Microscopy


The rare offprint of the important Czapski corneal microscope developped by Zeiss in 1899.
The Czapski binocular corneal microscope is, after the model invented by Aubert in 1891, one of the first ophtalmological microscope for stereoscopic eye examination and cornea examination.
The form of Zeiss-Czapski microscope is still used in modern slit lamp or biomicroscope.
An important step in the exploration and examination of the human eye.
CZAPSKI (Siegfried), Binoculares cornealmikroskop, extracted from Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für Ophthalmologie. May 1899 , Volume 48, Issue 1.
8vo, 8 pages.
At the botton of the last page, the list of Zeiss’s prices for this new microscope and its accessories.
For a reference, see : http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/college/museyeum/online_exhibitions/optical_instruments/slit_lamps.cfm

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