Liverpool Medico-chirurgical Journal, Volume 2, Issues 3-4 (Google eBook)

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Page 66 - When he first saw, he was so far from making any judgment about distance, that he thought all objects touched his eyes, (as he expressed it,) as what he felt did his skin. He knew not the shape of anything, nor any one thing from another, however different in shape or magnitude;
Page 66 - At first he could bear but very little light, and the things he saw, he thought extremely large, but upon seeing things larger, those first seen he conceived less, never being able to imagine any lines beyond the bounds he saw ; the room he was in, he said he knew to be but
Page 66 - We thought he soon knew what pictures represented, which were shewn to him, but we found afterwards we were mistaken, for about two months after he was couched, he discovered at once that they represented solid bodies, when to that time he considered them only as party-coloured planes, or surfaces diversified with variety of paint; but even
Page 66 - father's picture in a locket, and told what it was, he acknowledged a likeness, but was vastly surprised, asking how it could be that a large face could be expressed in so little room. At first he could bear but very little
Page 66 - large to this eye, but not so large as they did at first to the other; and looking upon the same object with both eyes, he thought it looked about twice as large as with the first
Page 66 - it,) as what he felt did his skin. He knew not the shape of anything, nor any one thing from another, however different in shape or magnitude; but
Page 66 - those parts which by their light and shadow appeared now round and uneven, felt only flat like the rest, and asked which was the lying sense, feeling or seeing ? Being shown
Page 66 - A year after first seeing, being carried upon Epsom Downs, and observing a large prospect, he was exceedingly delighted with it, and called it a new kind of seeing. And now, being lately couched of
Page 66 - Scarlet he thought the most beautiful of all colours, and of others the most gay were the most pleasing ; whereas, the first time he saw black, it gave him great uneasiness, yet after a little time he was reconciled to it; but some months after,
Page 66 - to express it; but his gratitude to his operator he could not conceal, never seeing him for some time without tears of joy in his eyes, and other marks of affection. A year after first seeing, being carried upon Epsom Downs, and observing a large prospect, he was exceedingly delighted with it, and called it a new kind of seeing. And now, being lately couched of

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