Binocular vision and the modern treatment of squint

Catalogue Number: 2470
Binocular vision and the modern treatment of squint
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: DOBSON Margaret Bernard
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1933
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
Description Of Item: Original wine cloth, 225 x 145 mm,107 pages, 32 figures in text. Inscribed on front fly leaf by former owner Howard S Bell 167 Collins Street C1
Historical Significance: The book discusses binocular vision, binocular balance, the suspension of vision, amblyopia, the refractor and the dynamic retinoscope, the use of the dynamic retinoscope in cases of squint, and orthoptic training. Margaret Dobson was medically qualified but an early proponent of non-surgical treatment of squint. See for example Margaret Dobson 'Notes on the non-operative treatment of squint 'Trans. Opt. Soc. 1923 ; 24: 101-102; her book 'Binocular imbalance' Lond OUP 1943; 'The amblyopia reader : a system of eye-sight development' 1935; 'Simple aids for the cure of very young squinters'1950; 'Dynamic retinoscopy' 1931; 'Anaglyphs : (their use in orthoptic training)' 1937. She is described on the title page as 'Ophthalmic surgeon to the Sussex Hospitial for Women and Children Brighton and Oculist in Charge of the Kilburn LCC Eye Clinic. See also cat No 548. This is a second copy held by the Kett Museum. See Cat No 547 for the other copy, which is now held in the Aitken collection.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Condition: Very good except for old VCO library markings and some annoations
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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