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May 22, 1915

An Introduction to the Study of Color Vision.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(21):1785. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570470069034

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In this book, which is the most recently published treatise on the subject of color vision, the author wisely deals with facts first and theories later. In a natural order of procedure, Part I of the book describes the chief facts of normal color vision from its physical, anatomic and psychologic bases. Then follows the spectrum as seen both by the light-adapted and the dark-adapted eye, and the various phenomena and color effects on the retina. The last section of Part I considers the evolution of color vision, including the development of color vision in the child, and containing also an interesting chapter on comparative psychology of color vision. Part II takes up the chief facts of color blindness, with brief historical references. Part III is devoted entirely to the various theories of color vision. Realizing that no theory has ever been advanced which explains all the facts of this

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