Colour-Blindness and Colour-Perception

Catalogue Number: 4103
Colour-Blindness and Colour-Perception
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Edridge-Green, F. W.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1891
Edition: 1st Edition
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd
Description Of Item: Original red decorated cloth (badly damaged). 192 x 125 mm311 pages and 89 numbered pages of book advertisements plus 3 unnumbered pages of other advertisements.2 of 3 colour plates (missing frontspiece) Good copy (cat no. 51) in Aitken Collection
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: Donated by Steve Jenkins
Date Acquired: 12/07/2021
Condition: Poor
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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