Catalogue Number: 914
Letters concerning the Ophthalmological Society's refusal to cooperate in providing instruction to optometry students
Sub-Category: Letter, notes, memos
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1944
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Manila folder containing copies of letters to and from the Ophthalmological Society about ophthalmologists teaching optometry students, and also letters to the Chief Secretary of the Victorian Government seeking the Government's intervention to resolve the impass. The letters have notes and annotations attached Included are a copy of a letter about this matter from the Optometric Education Reform Society to the Chief Secretary laying blame on the Registration Board and expressing dissatisfaction with the arangement reached with a Dr Naylor. There is also a STATEMENT RE OPTICIANS REGISTRATION ACT with a handwritten date June or July 1944 from an unidentified source but probably the Optometric Education Reform Society that rehearses the same issues.
Historical Significance: These papers bear on the opposition of ophthalmologists to advancing the education and standing of optometrists and incidentally the the schism between the Ernest Jabara group (Optometric Education Reform Society) and the mainstream of the profession. The file was the file of Bertram Nathan, the Chairman of the Opticians Registration Board at the time.
How Acquired: Donated by John Nathan, life member of the College
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 2