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Author Mounsey, Chris, 1959- author.

Title Sight correction : vision and blindness in eighteenth-century Britain / Chris Mounsey.

Publication Info. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 330 pages)
Series Peculiar bodies : stories and histories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Ophthalmology -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Vision disorders -- Treatment -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Ophthalmologists -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Blind -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
People with visual disabilities -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Vision -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Blindness -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
United Kingdom.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Mounsey, Chris, 1959- Sight correction. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2019 9780813943312 (DLC) 2019041414
ISBN 0813943337 (electronic book)
9780813943336 (electronic bk.)
9780813943312 (hardcover)
9780813943329 (paperback)