New book published on the history of MREH
To celebrate the bicentenary of the
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Mr Nicholas Jones, Consultant
Ophthalmologist, has written its history.
The book is entitled "Manchester
Royal Eye Hospital 1814-2014: An Inside View". It is hardback, 294
pages and richly illustrated in colour and B&W. It tells the
story of the creation of The Manchester Institution for Curing
Diseases of the Eye, inaugurated on Trafalgar Day 1814, right up to
the present day, encompassing all the progressive developments and
improvements in the delivery of ophthalmology care, and portraying
the characters who made it happen, all set into the historical
context of Manchester, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
Signed copies are available to buy
from the Dispensing Opticians of MREH, just inside the front door
of the main atrium. All proceeds from this publication are being
donated to the MREH Bicentenary Charitable Fund, named "200 for
200" - attempting to celebrate 200 years of existence by raising
£200,000 towards improvements in the diagnosis and management of
genetic eye disease in children."