Catalogue Number: 1241
Contact lenses. The story
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: BOWDEN Timothy J
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2009
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Gravesend Kent UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bower House Publication
Description Of Item: Blue cloth covers, printed dust wrapper. 743 pages. Numerous black and white photographs in text.
Historical Significance: This is detailed and comprehensive history of the development of contact lenses by Tim Bowden, a UK optometrist practising in Gravesend Kent UK. Bowden is a part time lecturer in contact lenses in the City and Islington College London, which provides an optical dispenser course. He is active in the development and curating of the contact lens collection in the museum of the College of Optometrists London. It includes many references to Australian contact lens pioneers including Don Ezekiel and Penhryn Thomas.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: May 2009
Condition: Near fine
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection