Graphical analysis of clinical optometric findings

Catalogue Number: 1066
Graphical analysis of clinical optometric findings
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Lecture notes, student notes
Editor: Abel, C, Hofstetter, H.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1951
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Los Angeles, California
Publisher/Manufacturer: Los Angeles College of Optometry
Description Of Item: Foolscap manila folder in which is stapled about 30 foolscap pages of roneoed typescript, being a series of 26 lessons on graphical analysis and its clinical use. The front manila cover has a pasted on label with the words "University of Melbourne. College of Optometry" and the title and names of the authors and the Nathan Library Reserve books sticker. The title page states the notes were "Distributed by the Australian College of Optometry at 177 Collins Street Melbourne C1". Handwritten name of the previous owner "Alan Johnston 1961, 62" on title page.
Historical Significance: This set of student notes was prepared by C Abel, the Director of the Refracting Clinic, Los Angeles College of Optometry. It is edited by Dr Henry H Hofstetter, the Director of the Division of Optometry, University of Indiana. Barry Cole, the first full-time lecturer in the Australian College of Optometry (later Victorian College) would have brought this set of notes with him when he took up appointment as lecturer in 1959 because he had spent 6 months at Indiana University in the first half of 1959. The Australian College of Optometry would have prepared this document for distribution to students at Barry Cole's suggestion. Alan Johnston whose name appears on the title page was a second and third year student in the Melbourne optometry course in 1961 and 1962 respectively. The contents reflect the teaching of the accommodative convergence relationship at the time.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: 2008
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 2

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