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March 1967

Basis for Effective Reading.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(3):424. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020426027

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Ophthalmologists in general will find little that is of interest to them in this volume. Members of our profession are by circumstance often forced to cope with poor readers, with problems of reading deficiency. About this they can get only little information from this book. For instance, there are at least twenty references in the unusually accurate and complete index relating to "reading ability" and how to test it, but only a single reference to "reading deficiency".

Dr. Tinker, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, has spent more than 30 years of his active life writing about reading. Some 80 of the 356 papers given in the bibliography are listed under his name. (There are many others in which he is not the principal author.) The present volume is a kind of primer. It requires or presupposes no knowledge of the topic. It starts with a chapter:

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