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Polychromatic Plates for Color Sense Examination

Naturevolume 140page49 (1937) | Download Citation



THIS series of tests for colour defect issues from the laboratory for colour vision of the Hirshman Memorial Ukrainian Central Ophthalmic Institute, of which Dr. Rabkin is the director. The tests are composed of coloured figures on coloured backgrounds, such as are found in the Stilling and the Ishihara tests. A number of the plates contain also ‘hidden’ figures, which are visible only to the dichromate. Triangles, circles and squares appear on some plates instead of figures, and so can be used for testing children and illiterates. A diagnosis can be made from the tables of dichromasy in general, and of protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia in particular. The author claims, too, from the tests that “the simpler forms of anomalous trichromasy” can also be detected. Plates are added to detect simulation.

Polychromatic Plates for Color Sense Examination

By Dr. E. B. Rabkin. Pp. 40 + xx plates. (Kharkov: State Medical Publishing Board, 1936.) 30 roubles.

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