A survey and evaluation of lantern tests of color vison

Catalogue Number: 571
A survey and evaluation of lantern tests of color vison
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Author: COLE, Barry L, VINGRYS Algis J
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1982
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Academy of Optometry
Description Of Item: Reprint of a paper published in American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 1982; 59: 346-374, 2563 H x 175 mW, 28 pages, stapled in fold
Historical Significance: Algis Vingrys was a PhD student who undertook research on lantern tests for his PhD studies under the supervision of Professor Barry Cole. This was the first paper they published on the subject. The research was funded by the Australian Department of Aviation, which was struggling to define a colour vision standard against opposition by pilots or aspiring pilots who had abnormal colour vision and were denied an unrestricted pilot's licence. The paper is a historical review of most of the lanterns tests that had been devised since 1891. The Kett Museum holds a number of lantern tests See Cat Nos 430, 569 and 628.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: March 3 2008
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 1 Overhead display

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