Catalogue Number: 942
Boxed set of stereocards by Wells
Sub-Category: Stereocards (clinical)
Designer/inventor: Dr David W Wells
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York, NY, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: E B Meyrowitz
Description Of Item: Boxed set of cards for clinical use in stereoscope. Box labelled 'A selection of stereoscopic charts compiled by Dr David W Wells, Boston Mass. Second edition, comprising the best stereoscopic charts produced by Javal, Kroll, Dahlfeld and Hale. Several original charts by Dr Wells and a color series by Dr Shephard of New York. 46 Black and white and 20 colored charts.' L: 18.0 cm x W: 8.5 cm D: 2.8 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 Brian Flynn, member of the College and a former archivist of the Kett Museum
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 5 Overhead display