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History - 1918 book by MacFadden, Bates
#1
Hi David,

Favor;

If you can, please set the file size limit higher. I had to reduce this PDF's size and clarity by optimizing for fast web view in order to to upload to forum.

Update; I cannot upload it. I got it down to 12 mb but forum limit is so low its a no can do.

I will cut the book into 20 pages and retry. NO can do; 2048mb limit. AHHHHH! ok, this is all I can give ya;
.pdf   Strengthing The Eyes - 1918.pdf (Size: 628.64 KB / Downloads: 1)

Here is the Google Link; https://books.google.com/books?id=-w8H3e...es&f=false

It is (Was until I had to cut it all up) a nice piece of history; MacFadden-Bates 1918 book Strengthening The Eyes with a picture of Dr. Bates inside. Its not a book; its booklets in separate lessons.

Some of the old 'eye exercises; eye stretching, rolls, massage' Dr. Bates did not teach. I think this may be because he disagreed with their effectivetiveness and safety ; knew they were not natural use of the eyes.
(4 people this past, present year have contacted me for help, seeking true Bates after developing eye-vision problems from eye stretches sold by unnatural teachers.)

Dr. Bates name and picture were removed from later editions. He went solo, working on his own book, Better Eyesight Magazine and note he did not place those exercises in his book, mags.

MacFadden owned a publishing co and this book was published by it.

The book has many very effective practices; one that has been taught by Behavioral Optometrists and vision teachers for years is looking close and far. The book has this in pictures. (using the pencil point as central fixation point then looking to far beyond the point. (but be careful not to hit the eye with the pencil point. I prefer a capped pen with a dot drawn on the top.) Much improvement can be gained from this simple activity. Mix in shifting, and other practice by Dr. Bates in his book and magazine.

Been buying the Strengthening book on e-bay. Putting all editions together. So many different editions and in later years turned into a book. Only MacFaddens name, pic in it.

A book critic on Amazon (S. Yung) who is against vision teachers once said; Bates never co-authored with anyone. After we revealed the MacFadden, Bates book, Yung removed his statement.
But we must ponder; Did Dr. Bates get into in a publishing partnership and had to allow the other author's ideas, some very good but some unnatural, not good? The ones Bates was against; he never taught, so I tend to think the publishing thing was the problem.
Maybe I am wrong; maybe Dr. Bates tried these 'exercises'... but quickly dropped them after he discovered they are not the eyes' true, healthy function.

Note in years 1919-1920-1930 Dr. Bates created his own publishing co. 1st edition of Perfect Sight Without Glasses had low clarity but the printers improved in later prints. All in the book is perfect; true healthy method.

His accommodation statement is still hidden by eye doctors, surgeons; Modern doctors state they proved the lens produces accommodation and that the eye does lengthens during this process. But they state it is due to the action of the ciliary muscle changing the lens shape. They refuse to admit the outer oblique eye muscles can change the eyes shape; lengthen it as Dr Bates proved.
Hell forbid that Dr. Bates is proved correct and the public is free to SEE thorough the orthodox eye doctors propaganda.

MacFaddens 1901 book 'Strong Eyes' had some effective practices, some unnatural. He changed many after studying Dr. Bates work. But some practices he did not change.

(03-05-2015, 04:02 AM)clarknight Wrote: Hi David,

Favor;

If you can, please set the file size limit higher. I had to reduce this PDF's size and clarity by optimizing for fast web view in order to to upload to forum.

Update; I cannot upload it. I got it down to 12 mb but forum limit is so low its a no can do.

I will cut the book into 20 pages and retry. NO can do; 2048mb limit. AHHHHH! ok, this is all I can give ya;

It is (Was until I had to cut it all up) a nice piece of history; MacFadden-Bates 1918 book Strengthening The Eyes with a picture of Dr. Bates inside. Its not a book; its booklets in separate lessons.

Some of the old 'eye exercises; eye stretching, rolls, massage' Dr. Bates did not teach. I think this may be because he disagreed with their effectivetiveness and safety ; knew they were not natural use of the eyes.
(4 people this past, present year have contacted me for help, seeking true Bates after developing eye-vision problems from eye stretches sold by unnatural teachers.)

Dr. Bates name and picture were removed from later editions. He went solo, working on his own book, Better Eyesight Magazine and note he did not place those exercises in his book, mags.

MacFadden owned a publishing co and this book was published by it.

The book has many very effective practices; one that has been taught by Behavioral Optometrists and vision teachers for years is looking close and far. The book has this in pictures. (using the pencil point as central fixation point then looking to far beyond the point. (but be careful not to hit the eye with the pencil point. I prefer a capped pen with a dot drawn on the top.) Much improvement can be gained from this simple activity. Mix in shifting, and other practice by Dr. Bates in his book and magazine.

Been buying the Strengthening book on e-bay. Putting all editions together. So many different editions and in later years turned into a book. Only MacFaddens name, pic in it.

A book critic on Amazon (S. Yung) who is against vision teachers once said; Bates never co-authored with anyone. After we revealed the MacFadden, Bates book, Yung removed his statement.
But we must ponder; Did Dr. Bates get into in a publishing partnership and had to allow the other author's ideas, some very good but some unnatural, not good? The ones Bates was against; he never taught, so I tend to think the publishing thing was the problem.
Maybe I am wrong; maybe Dr. Bates tried these 'exercises'... but quickly dropped them after he discovered they are not the eyes' true, healthy function.

Note in years 1919-1920-1930 Dr. Bates created his own publishing co. 1st edition of Perfect Sight Without Glasses had low clarity but the printers improved in later prints. All in the book is perfect; true healthy method.

His accommodation statement is still hidden by eye doctors, surgeons; Modern doctors state they proved the lens produces accommodation and that the eye does lengthens during this process. But they state it is due to the action of the ciliary muscle changing the lens shape. They refuse to admit the outer oblique eye muscles can change the eyes shape; lengthen it as Dr Bates proved.
Hell forbid that Dr. Bates is proved correct and the public is free to SEE thorough the orthodox eye doctors propaganda.

MacFaddens 1901 book 'Strong Eyes' had some effective practices, some unnatural. He changed many after studying Dr. Bates work. But some practices he did not change.

(03-05-2015, 04:02 AM)clarknight Wrote: Hi David,

Favor;

If you can, please set the file size limit higher. I had to reduce this PDF's size and clarity by optimizing for fast web view in order to to upload to forum.

Update; I cannot upload it. I got it down to 12 mb but forum limit is so low its a no can do.

I will cut the book into 20 pages and retry. NO can do; 2048mb limit. AHHHHH! ok, this is all I can give ya;

It is (Was until I had to cut it all up) a nice piece of history; MacFadden-Bates 1918 book Strengthening The Eyes with a picture of Dr. Bates inside. Its not a book; its booklets in separate lessons.

Some of the old 'eye exercises; eye stretching, rolls, massage' Dr. Bates did not teach. I think this may be because he disagreed with their effectivetiveness and safety ; knew they were not natural use of the eyes.
(4 people this past, present year have contacted me for help, seeking true Bates after developing eye-vision problems from eye stretches sold by unnatural teachers.)

Dr. Bates name and picture were removed from later editions. He went solo, working on his own book, Better Eyesight Magazine and note he did not place those exercises in his book, mags.

MacFadden owned a publishing co and this book was published by it.

The book has many very effective practices; one that has been taught by Behavioral Optometrists and vision teachers for years is looking close and far. The book has this in pictures. (using the pencil point as central fixation point then looking to far beyond the point. (but be careful not to hit the eye with the pencil point. I prefer a capped pen with a dot drawn on the top.) Much improvement can be gained from this simple activity. Mix in shifting, and other practice by Dr. Bates in his book and magazine.

Been buying the Strengthening book on e-bay. Putting all editions together. So many different editions and in later years turned into a book. Only MacFaddens name, pic in it.

A book critic on Amazon (S. Yung) who is against vision teachers once said; Bates never co-authored with anyone. After we revealed the MacFadden, Bates book, Yung removed his statement.
But we must ponder; Did Dr. Bates get into in a publishing partnership and had to allow the other author's ideas, some very good but some unnatural, not good? The ones Bates was against; he never taught, so I tend to think the publishing thing was the problem.
Maybe I am wrong; maybe Dr. Bates tried these 'exercises'... but quickly dropped them after he discovered they are not the eyes' true, healthy function.

Note in years 1919-1920-1930 Dr. Bates created his own publishing co. 1st edition of Perfect Sight Without Glasses had low clarity but the printers improved in later prints. All in the book is perfect; true healthy method.

His accommodation statement is still hidden by eye doctors, surgeons; Modern doctors state they proved the lens produces accommodation and that the eye does lengthens during this process. But they state it is due to the action of the ciliary muscle changing the lens shape. They refuse to admit the outer oblique eye muscles can change the eyes shape; lengthen it as Dr Bates proved.
Hell forbid that Dr. Bates is proved correct and the public is free to SEE thorough the orthodox eye doctors propaganda.

MacFaddens 1901 book 'Strong Eyes' had some effective practices, some unnatural. He changed many after studying Dr. Bates work. But some practices he did not change.

Will be looking over the 3-4 I bought on e-bay, Amazon recently. Ones that are duplicate of the two I have now are free; I can mail to you no charge.

Rather have preserved by teachers, students than to hoard duplicates.
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#2
More history;

I found a old Stories From The Clinic by Emily C. Lierman Dr. Bates wife on e-bay. It has special note form her to friends and signature Emily A. Bates;


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#3
Found a nice picture of Dr. Bates;

   
I bought the original and will be photoshopping out the old marks and then upload a nicer one. Give it about 2 weeks.

Anybody know what age he might be in this picture.
Its a press photo. Says; William H. Bates Eye Specialist on back. He's a cutie-pie.
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#4
That's cool, I hadn't seen that picture before!
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#5
(05-05-2015, 09:05 PM)David Wrote: That's cool, I hadn't seen that picture before!

If I find any others will place here. Paid some people in LA to search for a copy of Emily Lierman's old movies they were showing in Los Angeles. One guy ripped me off but new people seem ok.

Others helping in New York, New Jersey.

A member on here for years put the idea in my head to search for this and other books, papers.

Thanks.
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#6
(05-05-2015, 07:06 PM)clarknight Wrote: Found a nice picture of Dr. Bates;


I bought the original and will be photoshopping out the old marks and then upload a nicer one. Give it about 2 weeks.

Anybody know what age he might be in this picture.
Its a press photo. Says; William H. Bates Eye Specialist on back. He's a cutie-pie.

Here's how the picture looks cleaned up; it arrived in mail few days ago; it had black crayon marks on the eyes, eyebrows and lips; like someone tried to darken in the old 1922 picture. Compare to the other I uploaded.

I removed all that. It is a bit worn. I altered the contrast a bit to bring back some detail in the eyes.

Still working on the picture with Photoshop using the clone tool to try and make exact as the photo,but trying figure how the lip on right looks; they used a black permanent marker there so I cant be sure.
Looking at other pics of him to merge all into best result.

(Note; this forum limits the size of files so this picture is reduced in clarity.)

Suggestions welcome.

(05-15-2015, 01:36 PM)clarknight Wrote:
(05-05-2015, 07:06 PM)clarknight Wrote: Found a nice picture of Dr. Bates;


I bought the original and will be photoshopping out the old marks and then upload a nicer one. Give it about 2 weeks.

Anybody know what age he might be in this picture.
Its a press photo. Says; William H. Bates Eye Specialist on back. He's a cutie-pie.

Here's how the picture looks cleaned up;
   
it arrived in mail few days ago; it had black crayon marks on the eyes, eyebrows and lips; like someone tried to darken in the old 1922 picture. Compare to the other I uploaded.

I removed all that. It is a bit worn. I altered the contrast a bit to bring back some detail in the eyes.

Still working on the picture with Photoshop using the clone tool to try and make exact as the photo,but trying figure how the lip on right looks; they used a black permanent marker there so I cant be sure.
Looking at other pics of him to merge all into best result.

(Note; this forum limits the size of files so this picture is reduced in clarity.)

Suggestions welcome.
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