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8. When vision fails

8. When vision fails  

Michael Land

in The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199680306
8. When vision fails Abstract Failing eyesight takes many forms, from age-related conditions that reduce acuity or field of view, to complete blindness resulting from accident or disease, and in the worst case to blindness from birth caused by mishaps in development. ‘When vision fails’ reviews the major conditions that may lead to degradation or loss of vision such as diabetes, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa. The eye is not the easiest organ to repair, but much can be done to improve the eye's optics or to stop retinal deterioration from getting worse. Retinal, optic nerve, and cortical
4. Pain and civilization

4. Pain and civilization  

Rob Boddice

in Pain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
Published Online: 
Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191801815
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198738565
4. Pain and civilization It has been well documented that, with the demise of Catholic practices of mortification, the moral virtue of pain was replaced, in 18th-century Europe, with the opposite notion that by no means was pain necessary for salvation, or even as an indication of moral virtuosity. On the contrary, pleasure emerged as the principle of the virtuous, with a turning away from pain as a personal and social evil. At the same time, the 18th century saw the dawn of the ‘age of sensibility’, in which heightened practices of civility and urbanity seemed to bring with them
4. Ritual and transformation

4. Ritual and transformation  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199943524
4. Ritual and transformation
RitualA Very Short Introduction

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199943524
A Very Short Introduction
2. Ritual and the origins of culture

2. Ritual and the origins of culture  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0003
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9780199943524
2. Ritual and the origins of culture
3. Industry

3. Industry  

Rebecca Arnold

in Fashion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777318
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547906.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199547906
3. Industry

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