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Traquair visual field targets in folding wallet

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Catalogue Number: 1302
Traquair visual field targets in folding wallet
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Perimeter, visual field analyser
Designer/inventor: Harry Moss Traquair
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1960
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Set of visual field test targets; coloured discs of varying diameters on metal rods. These can be screwed into the handle, supplied in 3 short sections in vinyl wallet case. Target colours: green, red, blue & white. Case: (closed): 146mm x 110 mm x 14mm.
Historical Significance: Harry Moss Traquair (1875-1954) was Scottish and is regarded as the father of clinical perimetry. His name is attached to some visual field concepts such as Traquair's hill of vision, Traquair's perimetric targets and Traquair's scotoma. He published a classic book on visual fields in 1927, of which there were 5 later editions, some re-issued by US publishers. The last edition was published posthumously in 1957, when it was titled 'Traquair's Clinical Perimetry' and co-authored by G I Scott. See Cat No 338 and 736
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: July 2009
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Overhead display

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