Dynamic Skiametry

Catalogue Number: 514
Dynamic Skiametry
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Thomas G ATKINSON, Frederic Albert WOLL
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1928
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Professional Press
Description Of Item: Original cloth cover, 192 pages, 21 figures
Historical Significance: This book is one of many instructional books on retinoscopy (skiascopy, skiametry) published in the first decades of the 20thC as the magic technique for the determination of refractive errors that elevated optometry to a skill beyond trial and error and 'better the first way or the second way'. See Cat numbers 79, 93, 174, 428, 478 for other books on retinoscopy. Frederic Woll PhD was sometime Assistant Professor in the Department of Hygiene of the College of the City of New York. He also had an association with the Southern California College of Optometry. He wrote 'Constructive hygiene' for the American Optometric Association 1926 and co-edited the proceedings of an International Congress on school hygiene 1914. He worked on syllabi for optometric education ('First revision of optometrical syllabuses and standards.' Originally adopted at the first Conference to establish optometrical standards 1922) and books on cell structure and one on eye dissections. See other books by Woll Cat no 248, 477, 350 and 1026. Atkinson also wrote 'Essentials of Visual Psychology'1936 and 'Oculo-Refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary' 1921 See Cat No 601
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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