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December 1947

Researches on Normal and Defective Colour Vision.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(6):850-851. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010873016

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This excellent volume contains some of the most important publications on color vision of the past two decades. While it does not solve the fundamental problems of color vision—indeed, it probably poses more problems than it solves—it goes far toward furnishing a more advanced view of problems of color vision and a basis for evaluating theories, old or new, which purport to solve them. It is a book which anyone seriously investigating problems of color vision must read.

The book consists largely of collected and rewritten papers reporting the work done since 1926 under grants from the British Medical Research Council. The eight parts of the book consist of an introduction and a description of colorimetric equipment; five important sections on luminosity, color mixture, discrimination, adaptation and defective color vision, and a terminal discussion of the fundamental response curves.

While most of the material has previously been published in article

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