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Title: A study in short-sight in public elementary schools
Author: Bywater, E. F. W.
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1913
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Since Cohn’s investigation of the cause a of short-sight and the striking evidence which he brought forward as to the part which Education played in connection therewith, we have been accustomed to regard the schools as the "hot bed" of myopia. In view of the apparently conclusive nature of the statistics obtained by Cohn after an examination of over 10,000 scholars in German Schools, supplemented, as these have been, by the work of Snellen, Priestley Smith, Straub (Amsterdam) and many other eminent ophthalmologists, one reads with something of surprise the memoir or Pearson and Barrington “ A First Study of the Inheritance of Vision, and of the relative influence of Heredity and Environment on Sight “. In this memoir, which was issued in 1909 under the auspice of the Eugenic Laboratory of London University, the authors have carefully analysed, by modern statistical methods, much of the evidence adduced in support, of the generally accepted theory that short-sight is largely the result of Educational Environment.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RA Public aspects of medicine ; RE Ophthalmology