Catalogue Number: 526
Essentials of refraction
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Thomas G ATKINSON
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1907
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: G P Engehard and Co
Description Of Item: Green cloth, 235 pages, black and white figures throughout.
Historical Significance: Atkinson was a prolific writer of didactic text books intended to educate optometrists of the early 20thC in the then new art of refraction (refraction this book, retinoscopy Cat No 514 and binocular vision Cat No 477 ) and the optometrists expanded role in detection of eye diseases (Cat no 248). He wrote many other books in addition, on visual psychology, visual fields and functional diagnosis. He was associated with the Northern Illinois College of Optometry.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum for $A45
Date Acquired: Jan 2008
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note