The Continuation of the Narrative of Miss Margaret M'Avoy's Case: With General Observations Upon the Case Itself; Upon Her Peculiar Powers of Distinguishing Colours, Reading &c. Through the Medium of Her Fingers

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1820 - Всего страниц: 314
 

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Стр. 238 - ... she moved the lens gradually towards the book, she at length perceived the letters, but observed that they were very small. She could not read easily until the glass was laid on the paper. EXPER. X. — She read common print by feeling on the upper surface of a piece of common window glass held 12 inches from the book. At a greater distance she could not read ; but could read much easier when the glass was brought nearer to the book.
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Стр. 237 - ... letters. She next read through a convex lens at the distance of nine inches from the book. The principal focal length of the lens is 14 inches. While reading, she gently rubs the upper surface of the lens with the tips of her fingers ; she reads much easier through the lens than without it ; she says the letters appear larger, and as if they were printed on the glass. A penknife was laid on the line which she was reading, and she immediately perceived and named it. EXPER. IX. — A concave lens...
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