Catalogue Number: 562
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: WOLKEN, Jerome J (Conference chair)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1958
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: New York Academy of Sciences
Description Of Item: Light brown paper cover, monograph, being a separately published part of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Volume 74, Art 2 Pages 161-406. Printed paper wrappers, diagrams in text. Name of Westerman inscribed on front cover. It publishes 20 papers on photoreception.
Historical Significance: This is the the proceedings of a conference held in New York on January 31 and February 1 1958. The idea for a conference on photoreception arose at a meeting of the Section on Biology of the New York Academy at which a paper by Jerome Wolken on the comparative study of photoreceptors aroused great interest. The papers presented and reported in this monograph include papers by JJ Wolken, KT Brown, F Crescitelli, JE Dowling, KH Hartline, R Hubbard, EF MacNichol, MH Pireene, G Svaetichin, G Wald, and TN Weisel, all of whom were outstanding vision scientists of the time and into the 1960s and 1970s.The monograph reflects the state of knowledge of photoreceptors at the time, just prior to some momentous discoveries. It refects the foundations on which those discoveries were made.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note