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"The International Optical Commission is a branch of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and its focal point in Great Britain is the British Sub-Committee for Optics, operating under the aegis of the Royal Society. The Members of this Sub-Committee felt that advantage should be taken of the occasion to hold a General Conference, which might take up the traditions of the successful optical conventions held in the years, 1905, 1912, and 1926, but in which the series had been interrupted by war and other difficulties." Accordingly, the International Optical Commission held a conference in London on July 17, 18, and 19, 1950. This volume is the proceedings of that meeting, including the papers presented. They are similar in nature to the papers presented before the Optical Society of America, and published in the Journal of that society, with the exception that in the publication of the American
Proceedings of the London Conference on Optical Instruments—1950.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(1):125. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010128018