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Author Mounsey, Chris, 1959- author

Title Sight correction : vision and blindness in eighteenth-century Britain / Chris Mounsey
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 330 pages)
Series Peculiar bodies : stories and histories
Contents Philosophy, sight, and blindness -- Blindness Is not a "disability" : before compulsory able-bodiedness -- Text as theory : understanding sight and blindness in the eighteenth century -- Unofficial eye care : William Read and Mary Cater -- Official eye care : William Cheselden and Peter Kennedy -- A profession of couching : John "Chevalier" Taylor -- Free and accessible eye care for all : John Taylor, oculist of Hatton Garden -- Thomas Gills of St. Edmunds-Bury and the itinerant giver -- John Maxwell : the beauty of gardens -- Priscilla Pointon gets married
Summary "This book is both an empirical study of the mechanics, economics, and personal accounts of eye surgery and an exploration of the lives of historical people who were affected by vision and its failure, from eye-care specialists to blind writers who could not be cured"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 16, 2020)
Subject Blind -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Blindness -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Ophthalmologists -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Ophthalmology -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
People with visual disabilities -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Vision disorders -- Treatment -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Vision -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Blindness -- history
Disabled Persons -- history
Eye Diseases -- history
History, 18th Century
Ophthalmologists -- history
United Kingdom
Vision Disorders -- history
Blindness -- Social aspects.
HISTORY / Europe / General
People with visual disabilities.
Vision disorders -- Treatment.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019041415
ISBN 0813943337