Presidents of the 1920s

John N. Howard

A look at four early Society leaders.


L.T. Troland had seven articles published in the Journal of the Optical Society of America (JOSA) on a range of topics, including the optics of the nervous system, zone theories of vision, the nature of the visual receptor process and Helmholtz’s contributions to optics. His paper on Helmholtz, which appeared in JOSA in June 1922, was not only a detailed account of Helmholtz’s book on Physiological Optics, but also a call for an English translation by OSA as a fitting tribute to this giant of optics on the centennial of his birth. That American edition, edited by J.P.C. Southall, was published in 1924. (To learn more about the fascinating and too-short life of L.T. Troland, see the June 2008 OPN.)

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