The stereoscope as an orthoptic instrument

Catalogue Number: 712
The stereoscope as an orthoptic instrument
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Author: LINKSZ Arthur
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1941
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Medical Association
Description Of Item: Original grey printed wrappers, 19 pages, 6 diagrams in text. Reprinted from Archives of Ophthalmology Sept 1941, vol 26, pages 389-407.
Historical Significance: Dr Arthur Linkz MD (1900-1988) was a prominent academic ophthalmologist. Born in Galgoc, Hungary, educated German University of Prague and University of Kiel, he researched with von Tschermak in Germany. He fled Germany in 1938 because of the rise of the Nazis, returning to Budapest 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.'1964, 'Pleoptics.' 1961 and ' An ophthalmologist looks at art' 1980. (See Cat 873 held in the Nathan Library in the Hewett collection)
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1

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