Treatise on how to take care of your eyes. Defects and remedies

Catalogue Number: 1348
Treatise on how to take care of your eyes. Defects and remedies
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, ophthalmic practitioners
Practice/Business: E Wood Ophthalmic Optican and Refractionist
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1918
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: E Wood
Description Of Item: Buff printed wrappers, 109 mm W x 169 mm D, trimmed on outer margins, centre stapled, 30 pages and 2 pages of advertisement for E Wood. Illustrations. Author's preface dated February 1918 that states this is a further edition. Spectacle prescription form for Wood Ophthalmic Optician tucked in at back cover
Historical Significance: E Wood FIO FBOA (London) was a prominent Melbourne optometrist who practised at 95 Elizabeth Street Melbourne (pictured). The pamphlet claims the practice to have been established 100 years (in 1818). The front cover claims 'By special appointment to His Excellency the Governor of NSW' and in addition to the Melbourne address the front cover implies that it also has offices in London, Liverpool and Sydney. Picture is of Elizabth Street from Flinders Street c1900. The content covers the eye as an optical instrument, testing the eyes, myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia, astigmatism, cataract, strabismus, asthenopia, reading by artifical light, spectacle and eye-glass frames and colour blindness.
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 2

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