Contemporary contact lens practice

Catalogue Number: 1383
Contemporary contact lens practice
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: GROSVENOR Theodore P
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1972
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: Professional Press
Description Of Item: Original dark and light green cloth cover with gold lettering, 149 pages including index, appendices and references, 28 illustrations in text. Handwritten inscription on front fly leaf 'Presented to Barry Cole, a colleague and friend' and signed Ted Grosvenor.
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. 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 wrote 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 1970s. 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 Barry L Cole
Date Acquired: Dec 2009
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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