Chevalier John Taylor, England's early oculist: Pretender or pioneer? Madison, WI: Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, 2011.
The unusually colorful career of the pioneer oculist, notorious for his flamboyant behavior, self-promotion, proflific writings, and for blinding both Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. The authors discuss Taylor's productive contributions to ocular surgery which typically have been overshadowed by the sensational nature of his reputation. Includes a well-illustrated discussion of Taylor's principal works and medical contributions.
Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology, Quackery