Colour-blindness and colour-perception

Catalogue Number: 51
Colour-blindness and colour-perception
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: EDRIDGE-GREEN, Frederick William
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1891
Edition: 1st edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co
Description Of Item: Original decorated red cloth,190 x 124 mm, 307 pages plus an index and a multiple page list of the publisher's publications. It has 3 colour plates. The book is vol 71 of the publisher's International Scientific Series. It presents a theory of colour perception, has a long section on the testing of colour vision with many case reports and has several chapters on the occupational implications of abnormal colour vision. Folded into the book is a certificate of test of an Edridge Green lantern test numbered 3060 and dated March 1921. The book is stamped Wood Melbourne and is presumably a gift of that optometric firm at 7th floor 276 Collins Street
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. A survey and evaluation of lantern tests of color vision Amer J Optom & Physiol Optics 1082; 59: 346-374) . On the title page he is given the qualifications MD and FGS (Fellow of Geographical Soc?) and is described as a member of the international code of signals committee. See Br Med J. 1953 May 2;1(4817):998 for biography
How Acquired: Not known
Condition: Good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection

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