These will give you a feel for where Dr. Bates did his pioneering work in helping patients get out of their glasses and learn to see.
Darrel mailed these to me a while back, several high quality photos printed on photo postcard paper. I have finally gotten around to scanning them all in. I remember I scanned and posted one or two of these somewhere, but I guess I never put them on the site.
The above is my favorite, being an actual photograph, not a drawing. Remember, photos were rare in those days!
Dr. Bates worked at the Harlem Hospital on and off for much of his career until 1923.
The below are artists’ renderings of this and other buildings done around Bates’s time, taken from postcards and other material.
Bates was attending physician at the North-Western Dispensary early in his career.
Dr. Bates worked as an ophthalmology instructor at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School. In 1891 the head of the institution expelled Bates for taking glasses off the new doctors.
I founded iblindness.org in 2002 as I began reading books on the Bates Method and became interested in vision improvement. I believe that everyone who is motivated can identify the roots of their vision problems and apply behavioral changes to solve them.