Library News

Publication date 07 June 2023

Since the New Year, the Librarian has expanded the online Author-Index Catalogue with the addition of about eighty-five books and journal articles, which he hopes will be of interest to Order members in Scotland.


New acquisitions include:


The First Ten Years’ Working of the St John Eye Hospital, Baragwanath, 1951-1961, Johannesburg: Die St John Oogheelkundige / St John Ophthalmic Foundation, 1962.

[Baragwanath is situated in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. The Dept of Ophthalmology, the St John Eye Hospital, is now a department of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the third largest hospital in the world. The Priory for South Africa of the Order of St John – – operates a dozen Eye Care Centres across South Africa. In 1962 the Sam and Dora Cohen Foundation was established. This endowed the first full-time Chair of Ophthalmology in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand.]


City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem by Meron Benvenisti, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.


All in Order: the very best of St John History, ed. by James Cheshire, Canberra: St John

Ambulance Historical Society of Australia, 2016.


Modern Medicine in the Holy Land: Pioneering British Medical Services in Late

Ottoman Palestine by Yaron Perry & Efraim Lev, London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.


COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Order of St John response to COVID-19 pandemic – articles and

press releases, 24 Mar. 2020 – 7 Apr. 2021.


St John Historical Society [40th Anniversary]: A collection of Society Papers ed. by Paul Gwilliam, London: St John Historical Society, 2021.


Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East

by Gerard Russell, New York: Basic Books, 2014.


John the Baptist: His Life and Afterlife by Josephine Wilkinson, Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2022.


A Beacon of Hope: 140 years of eye care in the Holy Land, 1882-2022 by Matthew Glozier,

Ian Howie-Willis & John Pearn, Canberra, ACT: St John Ambulance Australia for St John

International and St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, 2022.


Click here to access: Author-Index Catalogue