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April 1965

An Essay on Color Vision.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;73(4):606. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970030608036

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Dr. Arthur Linksz is an outstanding ophthalmologist whose contributions to the field of physiological optics have been numerous and valuable. In an essay on "Color Vision and Clinical Color Vision Tests" he reviews the classic theories of color vision, but does not discuss in detail the more recent physiological and physical concepts which perhaps contribute to understanding the mechanisms of color perception. There are sections dealing with the additive and subtractive color mixing laws, the genetic aspects of defective color vision, and, of increasing recent interest, defects acquired as a consequence of pathology. The primary emphasis of this book is on selected color vision tests and the detailed procedures of the administration of the tests. The interpretation of the test data and the problems encountered when different information is obtained with various tests are considered. A discussion of the role and importance of color vision evaluation in occupational guidance would

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