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September 1932

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;8(3):454-455. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820160148012

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"Janus Stolp" Competition.—The governors of the "Janus Stolp" foundation in the University of Leiden, at their meeting on May 25, 1932, decided on the following subject for their biennial scientific competition : "An Original Contribution on the Psychology of the Knowledge of Space in the Blind." Observations among the blind in the solution of the problem of their knowledge of space should be capable of being subjected to scientific criticism. The education of blind persons is directed to increasing their power of orienting themselves in space, to enable them to construct objects or to do manual work, to orient themselves in the street or in the house and, more especially, to give them an idea of geometry. Interesting conclusions might be drawn from an analysis of the practical work of blind surveyors and perhaps also from the observation of blind workmen. It is desired that

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