February 22, 1896

Color Vision and Color Blindness.

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A Practical Manual for Railroad Surgeons. By J. Ellis Jennings, M.D. (Univ. Penna.) ormerly Clinical Assistant Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields; Lecturer on Ophthalmoscopy and Chief of the Eye Clinic in the Beaumont Hospital Medical College: Ophthalmic and Aural Surgeon to the St. Louis Mullanphy and Methodist Deaconess Hospitals; Consulting Oculist to the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway System; Fellow of the British Laryngological and Rhinological Association; Secretary of the St. Louis Medical Society. Illustrated with One Colored Full-page Plate and Twentyone Photo-engravings. Crown 8vo, 110 pages. Cloth, $1 net. Philadelphia: The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914 and 1916 Cherry Street; Chicago: 9 Lakeside Building.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):390. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600042019

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This book contains ten chapters as follows: 1, Historical Sketch; 2, Physiological Anatomy of the Retina; 3, Physics of Light-color Sensations; 4, Theories of Color Perception; 5, Color Blindness; 6, Methods for Detecting Color Blindness; 7, Pseudo-isochromatic Tests, Contrast Tests, Special Tests; 8, Acquired Color Blindness; 9, Pennsylvania Railway Company's Instructions; 10, Oliver's Tests, and General Remarks.

The book applies exclusively to railway employés, but it does not touch upon the subject of its enforcement by the Treasury Department of the Government, nor are the statistics of the Public Service, although easily accessible, touched upon. So far as its scope extends, the book is an excellent one and will be of use to all railway surgeons.

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