Casey A. Wood, 1856-1942, Ophthalmologist, Bookman, Ornithologist: A Bio-Bibliography

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Casey A. Wood, 1856-1942, Ophthalmologist, Bookman, Ornithologist: A Bio-Bibliography
Abstract
Dr. Casey Albert Wood (1856-1942) was an ophthalmologist, an ornithologist and a bibliophile. Born in Wellington, Ontario, Wood obtained his M.D. from the Bishop's College in 1877 and McGill in 1906 after the two medical faculties merged. He served as a clinical clerk under William Osler at the Montreal General Hospital. By 1886, Wood had decided to make Ophthalmology and Otology his specialties, studying in New York and Europe. In 1889, he settled in Chicago where he practiced, taught and published extensively. In 1911, he presented a large collection of rare books on the subject of ocular diseases to McGill's Medical Library. In 1919, he established and endowed the Emma Shearer Wood Library of Ornithology at McGill University. The Blacker-Wood Library of Biology resulted in the fusion of the Ornithology Library with the Library of Zoology, founded and endowed by his friends Robert Roe Blacker and his wife Nellie Canfield of Pasadena, California. Wood's research in ophthalmology evolved into an interest in the history of ophthalmology, comparative ophthalmology, the study of the eyesight of birds, and a passion for collecting books on these subjects.
Place
Montreal
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Graduate School of Library Science, McGill University
Date
1981
Language
en
Citation
Astbury, Effie Constance. Casey A. Wood, 1856-1942, Ophthalmologist, Bookman, Ornithologist: A Bio-Bibliography. Montreal: Graduate School of Library Science, McGill University, 1981.
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