Catalogue Number: 475
Ocular refraction and the shadow test
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: BATES, Frederick Albert
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1903
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Frederick Boger Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Red cloth covers, 205 pages and 2 pages of book advertisements, 145 illustrations. Text on optics, physiological optics and retinoscopy.
Historical Significance: This book is one a many texts written at the turn of the 20th C to meet the needs of the emerging profession of optometry and to help in the adoption of sophisticated techniques for refraction, especially retinoscopy (or skiascopy or the shadow test as it was once called). The book contains some excellent photographs of refracting rooms at the beginning of the 20thC and of test procedures.
Condition: Cloth poor, internally OK
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note