Catalogue Number: 3223
The Amblyopia Reader. A system of eye-sight development
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: Margaret Dobson
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1935
Edition: 1st edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Rembrandt Photogravure Ltd
Description Of Item: Original half imitation leather cover, 233 x 183 mm, 93 pages, comprising text and illustrations in black and red colours designed for the treatment of amblyopic suppression using red-green goggles. Inscribed in ink on front paste-down name of original owner Howard S Bell/ 167 Collins St Melbourne. .
Historical Significance: Margaret Bernard Dobson was 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. See also Cat Nos 547 and 548.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: Jan 2017
Condition: Very good but missing the colour filters
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note