Catalogue Number: 1462
Contact lens theory and practice
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: GROSVENOR Theodore P
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1963
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: Professional Press
Description Of Item: Original black cloth cover, 425 pages, 119 figures in text. Prize label to Tony Simon (1.813 Optometry III) on front fly leaf.
Historical Significance: Theodore (Ted) Grosvenor (1923- ) is a US optometrist (OSU 1945) who did a PhD degree at OSU (1956?) under Professor Glenn Fry and embarked on an academic career at the University of Houston (1956-1964) and then became the first full-time optometry academic at the University of Auckland, where he headed the optometry course until 1970. He returned to posts in the University of Waterloo and Indiana, returning to the University of Houston in 1978 until 1989. He was a clinical teacher and researcher (69 papers on PubMed) and wote numerous text books of which this is one. See his profile Strong JG. Profile: Theodore P Grosvenor. Foundation head of the optometry course at the University of Auckland Clin Exp Optom 2003; 86: 346-349. This book is of historical interest because it gives a sound account of contact lens practice in the 1960s. The archive has a strong collection of important books on contact lenses dating from 1942. See also Bowden TJ Contact lenses: the story, 2009 Cat No 1241 held in the Hewett Collection in the Nathan Library.
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 of historical note