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New book published on the history of MREH

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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."