Boxed set of stereocards by Wells

Catalogue Number: 943
Boxed set of stereocards by Wells
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Stereocards (clinical)
Designer/inventor: Dr David W Wells
Edition: 12th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York, NY, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: E B Meyrowitz Surgical Instruments Co Inc
Description Of Item: Boxed set of cards for clinical use in a stereoscope. Box labelled 'A selection of stereoscopic charts compiled by Dr David W Wells, Boston, Mass. Twelfth enlarged edition. Comprising the best charts from the sets of Javal, Kroll, Dahlfeld, Hale, Sattler, Bausch & Lomb, D.C.Heath & Co, and several original charts by Dr Wells. 50 black and white and 21 colored charts.' L: 18.2 cm x W: 8.5 cm x D: 3.5 cm
Historical Significance: David Wells MD was Associate Professor of Ophthamology at the Boston University Medical School and Ophthalmic Surgeon Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston. See also: 'Stereoscopic Treatment of Heterophoria and Heterotropia' by David Wells M.D. Catalogue No. 344 Orthoptics first became popular in Europe in the 1900s. David Wells, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Boston University, is credited with introducing orthoptics to the U.S. in 1912.
How Acquired: Donated by Wm Johns, Melbourne optometrist mid 20thC and member of the College
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 5 Overhead display

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