Catalogue Number: 2353
Congenital word blindness
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HINSHELWOOD James
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1917
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: H K Lewis and Co Ltd
Description Of Item: Original red cloth covers, 112 pages and 16 unnumbered pages of book advertisements, 3 black and white plates. Signature of Howard S Bell, Melbourne optometrist, and date 24/5/24 on preliminary page plus old VCO and booksellers ink stamps. List of 31 references at the end of the book. 190 x 125 mm.
Historical Significance: James Hinshelwood (1859-1919) was a Scottish ophthalmologist who published a study in which he used the term 'word blindness'. He wrote many papers and other books on the subject. This book was published just before his death and is still reprinted for reference.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Nov 2013
Condition: Good except for library stamps and stickers
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note