Visual Defect Makes Boy See Upside Down (Apr, 1939)
Visual Defect Makes Boy See Upside Down
DUE to a peculiar visual defect, Frank Balek, 12, of Chicago, ill., sees all objects upside down, but he has managed to overcome obstacles which educators once classified as hopeless, attaining grades of 85-90 in such subjects as writing and free-hand drawing. He can also read books rapidly, although the pages must be held in an upside down position. In the photo at right, Frank has written a message which you can read by turning the page around. Note that he starts writing at lower right and works upward.