Catalogue Number: 597
Researches in binocular vision
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: OGLE Kenneth N
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1950
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadephia
Publisher/Manufacturer: W B Saunders Company
Description Of Item: Original orange cloth cover, 345 pages, 182 figures in text. This is an original printing in 1950. The Nathan Library holds a copy of the 1964 reprint (cat No 509).
Historical Significance: Kenneth N. Ogle (1902-1968) was a pre-eminent researcher in binocular vision, especially the horopter, stereopsis and aniseikonia. This book was of the utmost importance in this field and was a source book for teaching in physiological optics in the VCO from 1960 to at least 1998. It enabled graduate style teaching in the second year of the optometry course and that style of teaching produced many optometry graduates who pursued academic careers. Ogle was born in Colorado USA, completed a BSc in physics at Colorado College in 1925 and a PhD in 1930 at to Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, where he went to study physiological optics under Adelbert Ames (see Cat no 462) . He joined the academic staff of the Dartmouth College Eye Institute becoming Professor of Physiological Optics. His research on the horopter, stereopsis and aniseikonic effects on space perception were integrated in this classic book. In 1947 he went the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota becoming Professor of Biophysics and head of Biophysics. At the Mayo School of Medicine of the University of Minnesota, he was Professor of Physiological Optics. His other books were Optics: An Introduction for Ophthalmologists and Oculomotor Imbalance in Binocular Vision and Fixation Disparity. He was awarded the Proctor Medal by the Association for Research in Ophthalmology; an honorary Doctor of Medicine from the University of Uppsala, Sweden; an honorary DSc from Colorado College; and the Tillyer Medal of the Optical Society of America.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection