Colour vision test plates for the infants

Catalogue Number: 3366
Colour vision test plates for the infants
Category: Equipment
Sub-Category: Colour Vision Test
Author: MATSUBARA Hiro (Revised by Koku Kojima)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1957
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Tokyo, Japan
Publisher/Manufacturer: Handaya Co. Ltd (Manager: Toyonori Yamaguchi)
Description Of Item: Red cloth covered boards, 187 x 245 mm, fitted with original clear plastic covering, 3 pages of foreword, explanation and directions for use, 10 pseudoisochromatic plates with symbol rather than digits
Historical Significance: This test uses symbols of flowers and animals as the recognition targets, and although intended for testing the colour vision of infants, some symbols are not intuitively all that easy to recognise. The preface indicates that the first edition was published in 1945. Hiro Matsubara is described as a Doctor of Medicine. The test is not a well known or much used test and does not appear to have empirically validated
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: July 2017
Condition: Mint
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 1 Drawer 2

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