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A perimeter is used to measure the field of vision of a human eye. An inscription on this example reads “Skeel / Self Recording Perimeter / E. B. Meyrowitz / New York / Maker.” Emil Bruno Meyrowitz (1852-1937) was an immigrant from Prussia who established an important optical supply house in New York City. Frank D. Skeel (1851-1923) was an ophthalmologist in New York City.
Ref: Emil B. Meyrowitz and Ferdinand Buchhop, “Perimeter,” U.S. Patent 596,044 (Dec. 21, 1897), assigned to the Meyrowitz Manufacturing Co.
“Dr. Skeel’s Self-Recording Perimeter,” The International Medical Annual (New York, 1897), p. 635.
“Emil Meyrowitz, Opticians’ Leader,” New York Times (Dec. 11, 1937), p. 19.
Object Name
Perimeter, Self- Recording
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Perimeter; Perimeter, Self- Recording; Medicine
E.B. Meyrowitz
overall: 65.5 cm x 24.5 cm x 51 cm; 25 13/16 in x 9 5/8 in x 20 1/16 in
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