Catalogue Number: 547
Binocular vision and the modern treatment of squint
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DOBSON Margaret Bernard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1933
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth, 107 pages, 32 figures in text. Embossed blindstamp on front fly leaf for Holdsworth Bros.Pty Ltd ( Melb optometric firm in the first half of the 20thC, who were presumably the original owners.
Historical Significance: The book discusses binocular vision, binocular balance, the suspension of vision, amblyopia, the refractor and the dynamic retinoscope, the use of the dynamic retinoscope in cases of squint, and orthoptic training. Margaret Dobson was medically qualified but an early proponent of non-surgical treatment of squint. See for example Margaret Dobson 'Notes on the non-operative treatment of squint 'Trans. Opt. Soc. 1923 ; 24: 101-102; her book 'Binocular imbalance' Lond OUP 1943; 'The amblyopia reader : a system of eye-sight development' 1935; 'Simple aids for the cure of very young squinters'1950; 'Dynamic retinoscopy' 1931; 'Anaglyphs : (their use in orthoptic training)' 1937. See also cat No 548 She was 'Ophthalmic surgeon to the Sussex Hospitial for Women and Children Brighton and Oculist in Charge of the Kilburn LCC Eye Clinic. See also cat No 548. This is a second copy held by the Kett Museum. See Cat No 2470 for the other copy.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good except for old VCO library markings.
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection