The modern treatment of binocular balances

Catalogue Number: 596
The modern treatment of binocular balances
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: PECKHAM Ray Morse
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1928
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Shur-on Standard Optical Co
Description Of Item: Original grey cloth cover, 184 pages, diagrams and charts throughout text
Historical Significance: Peckham was an optometrist in Connecticut, USA who may have had some contact with Adelbert Ames. A paper by RR Behrens on the Life and unusual ideas of Adelbert Ames in Leonardo 1987 20(3) 283-279 refers to Dr Ray Morse Peckham 'who lived in Conneticut in the 1920s and practised optometry' and became friendly with Ames and worked with him on some of Ames experiments. Peckham seems to have been one of those enthusiastic thinkers and teachers in optometry with a gift for writing. He published a number of books including Binocular balance and the Genothalmic Kratometer : a lecture delivered at the office of General Optical Company, Inc., Boston, Mass. ca. 1925; Binocular balance 1926; The modern treatment of ocular imbalances with the genothalmic kratometer 1926; The non-operative correction of squint : manual of instruction for the Squint-Korector 1930; The study of eye-movements during alternation in binocular vision, 1933; Home study course in practical optometry 1932; Binocular balance and A home study course in practical optometry 1926-32; The principles of binocular fusion and stereoscopic vision. 1940. The Kett Museum holds several of these books.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Good except for old VCO library markings
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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