Daltonism may also be referred to as:
Daltonism is a form of colour blindness such that affected persons cannot perceive the difference between shades of red and shades of green.
Because the first scientific paper about colour blindness (by John Dalton, see below) described this particular type of colour blindness, colour blindness in general (all forms) has sometimes been referred to as "Daltonism", though such use of the term may cause confusion.
Daltonism is named after the British Chemist, John Dalton (1766 - 1844).
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