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January 16, 1915

Optic Projection. Principles, Installation and Use of the Magic Lantern, Projection Microscope, Reflecting Lantern and Moving Picture Machine.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(3):268. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570290080032

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The increasing use of the stereopticon—or, more correctly, the magic lantern—both as a pastime and for more serious work is a sufficient excuse for this book, if any is needed. While there are a number of works on the subject, most of them are weak in one of two ways: Either scientific accuracy is sacrificed to practicality, or the practical is lost in a mass of abstruse technicalities. "Optic Projection" happily combines scientific accuracy with a simplicity of description that makes reading it a pleasure. The book should be of special value to the physician who is interested in projection apparatus. Whether the magic lantern is being used as a fascinating adjunct to amateur photography, or for more serious work of a scientific nature, great help will be found between the covers of this book. The use of the projection lantern with the electric current, with lime-light, with oil, gas,

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