Oculo-refractive cylopedia and dictionary

Catalogue Number: 601
Oculo-refractive cylopedia and dictionary
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ATKINSON Thomas G
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1921
Edition: First Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago. Ill
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Professional Press Inc
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth cover, 432 pages, numerous illustrations
Historical Significance: This book went to 3 editions 1921, 1934, and 1944. Atkinson was a prolific writer of didactic text books intended to educate optometrists of the early 20thC in the then new art of refraction (retinoscopy Cat No 514 and binocular vision Cat No 477 ) and the optometrists expanded role in detection of eye diseases (Cat no 248). He wrote many other books in addition on visual psychology, visual fields and functional diagnosis. He was associated with the Northern Illinois College of Optometry.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (ABEBOOKS $20)
Date Acquired: Fen 2008
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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