Catalogue Number: 4068
Boxed sets of stereocards by Wells
Sub-Category: Stereocards (clinical)
Designer/inventor: Dr David W. Wells
Edition: Twelfth Edition
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: E.B. Meyrowitz, Surgical Instruments Co., Inc., 520 Fifth Ave.
Description Of Item: Boxed set of cards for clinical use in a stereoscope. Box labelled 'A selection of stereoscopic charts compiled by Dr David W Wells, Boston, Mass. Twelfth enlarged edition. Comprising the best charts from the sets of Javal, Kroll, Dahlfeld, Hale, Sattler, Bausch & Lomb, D.C.Heath & Co, and several original charts by Dr Wells. 50 black and white and 21 colored charts.Published by E.B. Meyrowitz, Surgical Instruments Co., Inc., 520 Fifth Avenue, New York 18, N. Y. Paris, London. 'Unused' written on top L corner on front of box.' L: 18.2 cm x W: 8.5 cm x D: 3.5 cm.
Historical Significance: David Wells MD was Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Boston University Medical School and Ophthalmic Surgeon Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston. See also: 'Stereoscopic Treatment of Heterophoria and Heterotropia' by David Wells M.D. Catalogue No. 344 Orthoptics first became popular in Europe in the 1900s. Dr Wells is credited with introducing orthoptics to the U.S. in 1912.
How Acquired: Donated by Dr Alan Isaacs
Date Acquired: 07/11/2019
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 5 Overhead display