An ophthalmologist looks at art

Catalogue Number: 873
An ophthalmologist looks at art
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: LINKSZ Arthur
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: San Francisco
Publisher/Manufacturer: Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Foundation
Description Of Item: Original dust wrapper, original black cloth boards, 125 pages (last unnumbered) 154 black and white illustrations
Historical Significance: Dr Arthur Linkz MD (1900-1988) was a prominent academic ophthalmologist, born in Galgoc, Hungary, and educated in the German University of Prague and the University of Kiel. He researched with von Tschermak in Germany. He fled Germany in 1938 because of the rise of the Nazis, returning to Budpest but emigrated to the USA a year later. He became a researcher in the Dartmouth Eye Institute, working with Paul Boeder and completed a thesis on the horopter. (See Cat No 462 and 509 for more information on the Dartmouth Eye Institute, and two of its other important researchers Ames and Ogle). He became Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York University and is best remembered for his rambling idiosyncratic books, notably The Physiology of the eye 1950-1952 but he also wrote 'On writing, reading, and dyslexia'. 1972 'An essay on color vision and clinical color-vision tests'196 and 'Pleoptics' 1961,
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (Abe Books US$18)
Date Acquired: June 2008
Condition: Good
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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