The Resource Destined for Distinguished Oblivion : The Scientific Vision of William Charles Wells (1757–1817), by Nicholas J. Wade, (electronic resource)

Destined for Distinguished Oblivion : The Scientific Vision of William Charles Wells (1757–1817), by Nicholas J. Wade, (electronic resource)

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Destined for Distinguished Oblivion : The Scientific Vision of William Charles Wells (1757–1817)
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Destined for Distinguished Oblivion
Title remainder
The Scientific Vision of William Charles Wells (1757–1817)
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by Nicholas J. Wade
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
My fIrst encounter with the name of William Charles Wells, over twenty years ago, was an oblique reference to his Essay upon single vision that Wheatstone (1838) made in a classical article on binocular vision. The reference was enigmatic because it stated that few had paid attention to Wells' theory of visual direction, while doing little to infonn the reader of its novelty. I was fortunate in having the excellent facility of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department of the Library at the University of St. Andrews near at hand, so that I could cousult a copy of Wells' monograph. However, I was not aware of the full import of its contents until Hiroshi Ono visited Dundee from York University, Ontario, in 1980. Hiroshi had previously fonnalised the principles of binocular visual direction that Hering (1879) had proposed. He returned one day from St. Andrews, having read Wells' Essay upon single vision, amazed to have found that Wells had perfonned similar experiments and reached similar conclusions to Hering. Hiroshi Ono has done much to bring Wells' work on binocular single vision to the notice of visual scientists, although its reception has not been without opposition. As I read more of Wells' work on vision I became aware of its breadth as well as its depth. In addition to his essay on binocular single vision, he wrote about and conducted experiments on accommodation, visual acuity, visual persistence, and vertigo
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Wade, Nicholas J
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150
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English
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BF1-990
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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History and Philosophy of Psychology,
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  • Philosophy (General)
  • Psychology, clinical
  • Psychology, general
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
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Destined for Distinguished Oblivion : The Scientific Vision of William Charles Wells (1757–1817), by Nicholas J. Wade, (electronic resource)
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. The Scientific Life of Wells -- Scientific Life of Wells -- Theory of Dew -- Theory of Natural Selection -- A Memoir of the Life of William Charles Wells, M.D. Written by Himself -- 2. Visual Science in the Eighteenth Century -- Colour -- Optics and Medicine -- Cheselden’s Case -- Accommodation -- Binocular Vision -- 3. An Essay Upon Single Vision With Two Eyes -- Essay upon Single Vision with Two Eyes -- 4. Wells and Visual Science -- Single Vision with Two Eyes -- Afterimages -- Eye Movements -- Visual Persistence -- Accommodation -- Eyeglasses -- Distinct Vision -- Visible Position and Motion -- 5. Wells and The Origins of Vestibular Research -- Early History of Vertigo -- Wells and Erasmus Darwin: The Vertiginous Philosophers -- Darwin’s device: The Rotative Couch -- Visual Orientation -- Why Was Wells’ Work on Vertigo Overlooked? -- 6. The Scientific Vision of Wells -- Nativism and Empiricism -- Binocular Vision -- Afterimages -- Vertigo -- 7. Scientific Vision After Wells -- Instrumental Origins of Experimental Psychology -- Binocular vision -- Accommodation -- Vestibular Research -- 8. Distinguished Oblivion -- Wells and Vision -- Wells and Medicine -- The Ultimate Oblivion -- Appendix. Account of a Female of the White Race of Mankind, Part of Whose Skin Resembles that of a Negro(1813/1818) -- References -- Name Index
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unknown
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1st ed. 2003.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 310 p.)
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multiple file formats
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online
Isbn
9781461502135
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uncompressed
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computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-1-4615-0213-5
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Destined for Distinguished Oblivion : The Scientific Vision of William Charles Wells (1757–1817), by Nicholas J. Wade, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1. The Scientific Life of Wells -- Scientific Life of Wells -- Theory of Dew -- Theory of Natural Selection -- A Memoir of the Life of William Charles Wells, M.D. Written by Himself -- 2. Visual Science in the Eighteenth Century -- Colour -- Optics and Medicine -- Cheselden’s Case -- Accommodation -- Binocular Vision -- 3. An Essay Upon Single Vision With Two Eyes -- Essay upon Single Vision with Two Eyes -- 4. Wells and Visual Science -- Single Vision with Two Eyes -- Afterimages -- Eye Movements -- Visual Persistence -- Accommodation -- Eyeglasses -- Distinct Vision -- Visible Position and Motion -- 5. Wells and The Origins of Vestibular Research -- Early History of Vertigo -- Wells and Erasmus Darwin: The Vertiginous Philosophers -- Darwin’s device: The Rotative Couch -- Visual Orientation -- Why Was Wells’ Work on Vertigo Overlooked? -- 6. The Scientific Vision of Wells -- Nativism and Empiricism -- Binocular Vision -- Afterimages -- Vertigo -- 7. Scientific Vision After Wells -- Instrumental Origins of Experimental Psychology -- Binocular vision -- Accommodation -- Vestibular Research -- 8. Distinguished Oblivion -- Wells and Vision -- Wells and Medicine -- The Ultimate Oblivion -- Appendix. Account of a Female of the White Race of Mankind, Part of Whose Skin Resembles that of a Negro(1813/1818) -- References -- Name Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2003.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 310 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461502135
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4615-0213-5
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
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remote
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  • (CKB)3400000000093871
  • (SSID)ssj0000921459
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11487815
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000921459
  • (PQKBWorkID)10958391
  • (PQKB)11567205
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4615-0213-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3079232
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000093871

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