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Miners" nystagmus

Josiah Court

Miners" nystagmus

its cause and relation to the lighting of mines : a paper read by Dr. Court, of Staveley, before the Opthalmological Section of the British Medical Association, at Nottingham, on Thursday, July 28th, 1892.

by Josiah Court

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Published by Derbyshire Courier in Chesterfield .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nystagmus.

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    ContributionsBritish Medical Association.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10p. :
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18573431M

      Miners nystagmus This is seen exclusively in coal miners who have to spend hours in dim light underground and keep a constant crouched posture with up gaze. They generally have mental fatigue. The nystagmus is mostly pendular, rarely it may be jerky. It is present in up gaze. Click here to find out more about mining unions and the /85 miners' strike. Related Objects of the Moment. April Miners' nystagmus. Marking Workers' Memorial Day on 28 April with a focus on a disease which was due at least in part to deficient lighting in the mines. December Pretoria Pit disaster serviette.

      This chapter considers the medical understandings of, and responses to, disability in a period of considerable change and development. If the pace of medical innovation and development was rapid in the nineteenth century, it quickened in the twentieth as new ways of studying, understanding and treating the miner’s body were devised and major institutions and movements emerged which Author: Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, Steven Thompson. In this letter Campbell draws attention again to the association of miners' nystagmus and night blindness, and seeks an explanation of the two in deficient diet. He points out that Welsh miners in earlier times lived largely on the product of their small holdings, fresh vegetables, milk, eggs and cheese, but that now tinned food had replaced these to a great extent with a resulting-loss in Cited by: 1.

    ANN’s own Roz Adekunle has written a children’s book on confidence with low vision, Patricia’s Story. Believing in yourself goes a long way. This story is about the journey of a young girl as she starts her first day in kindergarten. Patricia was born with nystagmus, .   When my baby daughter was 6 weeks old, somebody wearing a white coat told me she was blind. She wasn’t blind. I knew that. But I also knew there was something wrong with her eyes. It turned out to be nystagmus. I’d never heard of it before. From that day on, our nystagmus journey began. Nystagmus is characterized by uncontrolled eye movements, which make focusing very difficult.


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Miners" nystagmus by Josiah Court Download PDF EPUB FB2

Miner's nystagmus nystagmus occurring in coal miners in the 19th century and thought at the time to be related to lack of illumination as well as other factors. Synonym(s): miner's disease miner's nystagmus Nystagmus occurring in those who work in Miners nystagmus book darkness for long periods.

See also: nystagmus nystagmus A regular, repetitive. In rarer cases, nystagmus is caused by eye diseases. Miner’s nystagmus is an occupational disease in miners who work with a pick under poorly illuminated and poorly ventilated conditions.

Because these workers are constantly looking up or to the side, certain eye muscles become strained. Nystagmus is treated by eliminating the underlying cause. Get this from a library. Miners' nystagmus. [Frederick L Hoffman] -- Reviews the results of investigations of miners' nystagmus in Europe and draws tentative conclusions as to the possible frequency of the disease in the United States.

From Preface: "The following paper on miner's nystagmus in the United States, Mr. Hoffman has reviewed the results of investigations in Europe and has drawn some tentative conclusions as to the possible frequency of the disease in this country.

Whatever may be the prevalence of nystagmus in the United States, its seriousness as a disease and the need of national and State agencies cooperating.

Miller's edition, Miller and Newman's 5th edition, and the 6th edition of Walsh & Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology do not mention miners' nystagmus at all, and neither does the excellent book by Leigh and Zee. 5 So miners' Cited by: 3.

Miners' Nystagmus And Its Relation To Position At Work And The Manner Of Illumination () [Simeon Snell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks. Miners nystagmus book nystagmus: nystagmus occurring in coal miners in the 19th century and thought at the time to be related to lack of illumination as well as other factors.

Synonym(s): miner's disease. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Llewellyn, Thomas Lister, Miners' nystagmus. London, The Colliery Guardian Co., Ltd., (OCoLC) I Do not intend to discuss the causes and prevention of the disease, for these have been very ably dealt with by the late Mr.

Simeon Snell in his book on [quot]Miners' Nystagmus and also in his presidential address at the meeting of the British Medical Association in Sheffield inlikewise by Mr. Court, of Staveley, who has worked for Cited by: 2. The Lancet SPECIAL ARTICLES MINERS' NYSTAGMUS BY A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST MINERS' nystagmus has been studied and reported on by many committees and, as was shown at a recent sitting of the Royal Commission on Workmen's Compensation, the subject still calls forth more con- troversy than any other in that very controversial field.

Miners' nystagmus and its relation to position at work and the manner of illumination [Simeon Snell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : $ nystagmus (nĭ-stăg′məs) n. A rapid, involuntary, oscillatory motion of the eyeball. [New Latin, from Greek nustagmos, drowsiness.] nystag′mic (-mĭk) adj.

nystagmus (nɪˈstæɡməs) n (Medicine) involuntary movement of the eye comprising a smooth drift followed by a flick back, occurring in several situations, for example after the body.

Patricia was born with nystagmus, an eye condition that affects her vision. Despite this condition, she does not let it affect her confidence and her ability to socialize and enjoy school. ANN’s own Edie Glaser has written 2 books on Nystagmus, one aimed at children and.

Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page.

Movements of -Eyes.-These, in true miners' nystagmus, are of a rotatory nature, often irregular both in rhythm and extent, inicreased by exertion and by looking up, and diminished by looking downlwards and inwards.

The so-called lateral or vertical nystagmus is a rotatory one, with a large lateral or vertical excursion respectively. @article{osti_, title = {Dark as a dungeon - The rise and fall of coal miners' nystagmus}, author = {Fishman, R.S.}, abstractNote = {Coal miners' nystagmus was one of the first occupational illnesses ever recognized as being due to a hazardous working environment.

It aroused great concern and much controversy in Great Britain in the first half of the 20th century but was not seen in.

The basic problem with miners’ nystagmus in Britain was the conflation of an objectively seen eye defect—nystagmus—and a group of secondary manifestations into one “disease” called “miners’ nystagmus.” Originally in cases involving a coal miner, nystagmus had to be manifest.

Nystagmus is a condition of involuntary (or voluntary, in some cases) eye movement, acquired in infancy or later in life, that may result in reduced or limited vision.

Due to the involuntary movement of the eye, it has been called "dancing eyes". In normal eyesight, while the head rotates about an axis, distant visual images are sustained by rotating eyes in the opposite direction of the Specialty: Neurology, otorhinolaryngology.

Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by by: 1. MINERS' NYSTAGMUS.* BY T. LISTER LLEWELLYN, M.D.,TYNDALL RESEARCH STUDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY. MINERS' nystagmus is an occupational disease of the nervous system, andis ohly found amongworkersin coal mines.

The first case was described in Belgium, by Deconde, in ; andamongthe earliest observers were C. Bell Taylor, Nieden Author: Llewellyn Tl. book written by him, recently published, gives a fair, full, and complete account of our knowledge of this affection, and merits the highest commendation.

So much for the history of miners' nystagmus ; but as the subject is down for discussion, perhaps I may be allowed to add a few words.

In several cases which have come before.This paper is concerned withthe relation of miners' nystagmus to incapacity for work, and is based upon a useful analysis of cases.

The author finds that defective eyesight does not predispose to miners' nystagmus, nor does it affect the average period of total incapacity caused by a first attack of nystagmus, or the period of recovery. The average subject, if observed over nine years after Cited by: 1.Miners' nystagmus and its relation to position at work and the manner of illumination.

(Bristol, J. Wright, ), by Simeon Snell (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Miners' nystagmus, its causes and prevention. (London: Colliery guardian ltd., ), by T. Lister .