Historical References

Homer Hendrickson

Henry Quick

From the papers of Robert A. Kraskin, OD a new paper written by Homer Hendrickson, OD from 1950. Typed from the original December of 2021 on a unique way to use the retinoscope while still allowing the patient/subject to see binocularly in the distance.

From the papers of Robert A. Kraskin, OD a VT Manual from 1963 for working with “school achievement cases”, by Henry Quick, OD

Robert Kraskin

From the papers of Robert A. Kraskin, OD, these quotes were compiled over his career and were displayed, one at a time in the office, being changed periodically. They were inspirational to all.

From the library of Robert A. Kraskin, OD, GEMS he collected that he used to help keep him focused on what was most important to give to those he served.

Arnold Gesell

Charles Darwin and Child Development (1939)

Correlations of Behavior and Neuro-Pathology in a Case of Cerebral Palsy From Birth Injury (1937)

Effect of Thyroid Therapy on the Mental and Physical Growth of Cretinous Infants (1936)

Infant Behavior Research (1935)

Infant Vision (1950) from Scientific American

Morphologies of Mouth and Mouth Behavior (1942)

Motor Disability and Mental Growth – The Psychological Effects of a Cerebral Birth Palsy (1937)

Panel Discussion on Clinical Aspects of Growth and Development (1942)

Scientific Approaches to the Study of the Human Mind (1938)

The Appraisal of Mental Growth Careers (1939)

The Conditioned Reflex and the Psychiatry of Infancy (1938)

The Family as the Threshold of Democracy (1940)

The Genesis of Behavior From in Fetus and Infant – The Growth of the Mind from the Standpoint of Developmental Morphology (1941)

The Mental Growth of Prematurely Born Infants (1933)

The Method of Co-Twin Control (1942)

The New Haven Child Care Center – An Account of its Origins and Organization (1943)

The Stability of Mental-Growth Careers (1940)

The Teacher Pupil Relationship in a Democracy (1940)

Behavior Patter and Behavior Morphology (1935)

Developmental Diagnosis and Clinical Medicine

How Science Studies the Child (1932)

Reciprocal Interweaving in Neuro-Motor Development. A Principle of Spiral Organization Shown in the Patterning of Infant Behavior (1939)

Some Observations of Developmental Stability (1936)

The Documentation of Infant Behavior in Relation to Cultural Anthropology (1941)

The Early Diagnosis of Mental Defect (1929)

The Mental Welfare of Normal Infants – Methods of Protection and Supervision (1934)

The Ontogenetic Patterning of Infant Behavior – A Psycho-Morphological Approach to the Problem of Constitution and Type (1933)

The Tonic Neck Reflex in The Human Infant (1938)

Paul Harris interviews Glen Steele about his year at the Gesell Institute and his insights from the experiences with the likes of John Streff, Richard “Dick” Apell, Ilg, Ames and many more. Arnold Gesell, MD had a huge impact on the development of our profession. He missed being there with Gesell but Gesell’s influence was imprinted on the Institute and optometry and the world has been changed for the good as a result. Recorded on 6/4/2022.

Dr. GN Getman interviews Glenna Bullis about the early years at the Gesell Institute for Child Development at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Pictures of Gerry, Arnold Gesell and the two different buildings which housed first, the Yale Child Development Center and then the Gesell Institute are interspersed over the interview.

Jerry Getman

Dr. Getman was a pioneer in the understanding of vision development, one aspect of which is the development of refraction conditions. Once such condition is astigmatism. In this video he discusses astigmatism from the perspective of a case. This video stops before he actually finishes as the master video tape was unreadable from that point forward. Enjoy.

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