Lighting in relation to public health

Catalogue Number: 1076
Lighting in relation to public health
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: CLARK Janet Howell
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1924
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Baltimore
Publisher/Manufacturer: Williams and Wilkins Company
Description Of Item: Original royal blue cloth covers, 185 pages plus 4 unnumered pages at end, 67 figures in text. Library stamp and stamp for previous owner R Stewart Padman, Tasmanian optometrist, presentation book plate for Mrs M Padman, widow of Tasmanian optometrist Eric Padman, son of R Stewart Padman, and one time National President of the OAA
Historical Significance: Janet Howell Clark (1889-1969) AB in science 1910 Byrn Mawr, PhD Physics Johns Hopkins 1913, was a US physiologist and biophysicist. She was Professor of Biological Sciences and Dean of Womens' College University of Rochester 1938-52. She did important research on photobiology, especially the effect on human beings. This book is regarded as an important early work on the effect of radiation on the eye, work she did in her father's department of hygiene and health at Johns Hopkins. She studied the effects of visible, UV, IR and Xray radiation on human eyesight including glassblowers cataract, miners nystagmus, and the role UV in cataract formation. She also advocated the important role of solar UV as a protection against rickettes in children and researched the effect of UV in killing pathogens.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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