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October 1957

Human Factors in Undersea Warfare.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(4):620. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010638019

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In 1946 the Committee on Undersea Warfare of the National Research Council was established at the request of the Office of Naval Research. The function of this Committee was to advise the Navy upon matters pertaining to scientific problems and research related to submarine warfare. This book is the result of studies made under the jurisdiction of this Committee. Its chief interest to ophthalmology is of course in the field of general visual problems, as the headings of the following chapters will show:

  1. How We See: Summary of Basic Principles, including "The Night Lookout," by Wedall and Riggs, and "The Design and Use of Optical Instruments," by Riggs.—A. Japannas

  2. Printed Materials, Maps, and Charts.—Crook

  3. The Design and Use of Instruments.—Kappauf

  4. Visibility on Radar Scopes, including "The Visual Display of Complex Information," by Gebhard.—Williams

In a supplement there are further chapters which deal with the eye, such as "Visual Communication," by

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