Catalogue Number: 741
Practical physiology of the sense organs
Author: LYTHGOE R J
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1934
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford
Description Of Item: Original printed blue-grey wrappers, 128 pages, advertisements for ophthalmic instruments from Theodore Hamblin and an electric colour mixer from CF Palmer Ltd on last page and inside back cover. Old library stamp for VCO on title page.
Historical Significance: This book describes experiments in sensory physiology that can be done as part of student practical work. Lythgoe was one of a number of important visual physiologists at Oxford University in the 1930s to 1950s and later. He researched mainly on the prcoesses of dark adaptation. See for example Lythgoe RJ. THE MECHANISM OF DARK ADAPTATION: A Critical Resume. Br J Ophthalmol. 1940 Jan;24(1):21-43.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1