Researches in Binocular Vision

Catalogue Number: 509
Researches in Binocular Vision
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: Kenneth N Ogle
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1964
Edition: Reprint
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hafner Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Original grey cloth cover with original dust wrapper, 349 pages, 182 figures in text. This is a reprint of the 1950 edition.
Historical Significance: Kenneth N. Ogle (1902-1968) was a pre-eminent researcher in binocular vision, especially the horopter, stereopsis and aniseikonia. This book was of the utmost importance in this field and was a source book for teaching in physiological optics in the Victorian College of Optometry from 1960 to at least 1998. It enabled graduate style teaching in the second year of the optometry course and that style of teaching produced many optometry graduates who pursued academic careers. Ogle was born in Colorado USA, completed a BSc in physics at Colorado College in 1925 and a PhD in 1930 at to Dartmouth College where he went to study physiological optics under Adelbert Ames (see Cat no 462) . He joined the academic staff of the Dartmouth College Eye Institute becoming Professor of Physiological Optics. His research on the horopter, stereopsis and aniseikonic effects on space perception were integrated in this classic book. In 1947 he went the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota becoming Professor of Biophysics and Head of Biophysics. At the Mayo School of Medicine of the University of Minnesota, he was Professor of Physiological Optics. His other books were 'Optics: An Introduction for Ophthalmologists' and 'Oculomotor Imbalance in Binocular Vision and Fixation Disparity'. He was awarded the Proctor Medal by the Association for Research in Ophthalmology; an honorary Doctor of Medicine from the University of Uppsala, Sweden; an honorary DSc from Colorado College; and the Tillyer Medal of the Optical Society of America. A copy of the original 1950 edition is held in the Aitken Collection. See Cat No 598. See his obituary in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science http://www.iovs.org/cgi/reprint/7/2/234.pdf
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (approx A$170)
Date Acquired: Jan 2008
Condition: Fine
Location: Nathan Library. General library collection

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