Catalogue Number: 1466
The therapeutics of ocular refraction
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: BRUMER Victor
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1942
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: St Helens Lancs UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Victor Optical Company
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth cover, 291 pages, 22 black and white figures in text
Historical Significance: Victor Brumer was a Melbourne based optometrist known for his controversial views on the use of plus lenses to control myopia. His son Maurice was also an optometrist, having studied at the University of Melbourne. Maurice was known for his vigorous advocacy of using plus lenses for the control of myopia, so vigorous that he disrupted the optometry section Presidental address at the 1978 ANZAAS meeting in Melbourne in a way that attracted local TV stations. He was protesting the refusal of the optometry ANZAAS committee to accept his paper. He also represented his views to the Federal Minister for Health. He was so disputatious that he was expelled from membership of the OAA and became engaged in legal dispute with it. (See Cat No 887 and 1682).
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon prominent NSW optometrist mid 20th C.
Date Acquired: Feb 2010
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors