THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF ST. LOUIS

W. TRELEASE
1897 Science  
A paper on 'Experiments with X-Rays on the Blind ' was read by Dr. H. L. Hilgartner, oculist to the State Institution for the Blind. This contribution is the joint production of Dr. Hilgartner and Professor E. F. Northrup, of the chair of physics in the University. As the authors state, the experiments were stimulated by the extraordinary claims made by Dr. Louis Bell in a letter to the editor of the Electric World (December 12, 1896), in which it was maintained that a man totally blind from
more » ... alysis of the optic nerve was able to distinguish the flickering of a Crook's tube.
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