The modern treatment of ocular imbalances and the Genothalmic Kratometer

Catalogue Number: 245
The modern treatment of ocular imbalances and the Genothalmic Kratometer
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Manual, for instruments etc
: Anon
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1926
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Shur-on Standard Optical Company
Description Of Item: TWO COPIES: Copy 1, Light card wrappers. 100 pages, illustrations. A manual for the use of the Kratometer. Copy 2. Original black cloth 100 pages; illustrations. Signature of previous owner Geoffrey B Cutter, a Ballarat optometrist in the first half of the 20th C on front fly leaf
Historical Significance: Kratometer?(kra?tom?e?ter) is?a prism-refracting instrument for use in orthoptic training. The General Optical Company also made one, an example of which is held by College of Optometrists London (pictured) see http://www.museyeum.org/detail.php?t=objects&type=all&f=&s=kratometer&record=0. See also the 'Modern Treatment of Binocular Imbalances with the Genothalmic Kratometer' by Ryer, LeRoy, and Peckham. Shur-On Optical Co. (1928). The instrument and the book are illustrative of the enthusiasm for binocular vision in the first half of the 20th C. See also Catologue No 240. The Kett Museum has a Kratometer. See Cat No 913
How Acquired: Donated by
Condition: Copy 1 Very good Copy 2 Fair (insect damage of first leaves)
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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