A rare find

Bernard Booker autographs a book
Photo by Bill Stover

Bernard Becker, M.D., (right) professor emeritus of ophthalmology and visual sciences, signs a copy of the Collection of Ophthalmology – a catalogue detailing the collection of ophthalmology books Becker donated to the library – for Sean Murphy, M.D., of Montreal, Canada, at the 16th Annual Cogan Ophthalmic History Society Meeting. At the April 12-13 meeting Becker showed guests a book exhibition in the reading room of Archives and Rare Books at the Bernard Becker Library and gave a short talk about his collection. The two-day event, organized by George M. Bohigian, M.D., professor of clinical ophthalmology and visual sciences, also featured talks on topics such as the history of symbols and signs in medicine and ophthalmology, the impact of failing vision on the late works of Degas and the history of toxoplasmosis.