Plates for color vision testing (after Stilling)

Catalogue Number: 2444
Plates for color vision testing (after Stilling)
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Colour Vision Test
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2014
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Stuttgart
Publisher/Manufacturer: George Thieme Verlag
Description Of Item: Colour illustrated hardcover, 150 x 213 mm, 16 pages of text including a bibliography and 32 pseudoisiochromatic plates for screening for both red-green and blue-yellow colour vision deficiencies. Slipped in is a blue card with a letter E than can be flipped out and used for responding to the Illiterate E plates.
Historical Significance: This test is claims a heritage with the original Stilling's test. See Cat No. 263 and is published by the same publisher. Jakob Stilling (1842 - 1915) was the first to devise pseudoisochromatic plate tests of colour vision in 1877. He was an ophthalmologist in Kassel and later Strassburg, Germany. Stilling J. Methoden zur Prufung des Farbensinnes. Ber Ophthal Ges Heidelberg, 1877; 10:168.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: July 2014
Condition: Mint
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 1 Drawer 2

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