Catalogue Number: 76
The physiology of vision with special reference to colour blindness.
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: EDRIDGE-GREEN, Frederick William
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: G Bell and Sons
Description Of Item: This book is hardcover, original olive covers, 220 x 140 mm, with 280 pages including an index. It is an idiosyncratic treatise on the visual physiology and function with about half of the 30 short chapters devoted to colour vision. The only references are to Edridge-Green's own papers.
Historical Significance: Edridge Green was an ophthalmologist with a keen interest in colour blindness. He devised the Edridge Green lantern test and took part in the debate about rail and sea colour vision standards in the 1890s. (see Cole, B L and Vingrys, A J (1982) A survey and evaluation of lantern tests of color vision Amer J Optom & Physiol Optics 59, 346-374) . See Br Med J. 1953 May 2;1(4817):998 for biography 1891
How Acquired: Donated by Victorian Optical Association
Date Acquired: 1940?
Condition: Fair; spine breaking and old VOA library stamps
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection