Catalogue Number: 876
The actions and uses of ophthalmic drugs : a textbook for students and practitioners
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: O'CONNOR DAVIES, P H
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1981
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Description Of Item: Original dust wrapper, original light grey cloth boards, 386 pages, figures in text plus 9 colour plates. Pencilled signature of Andy B Metha on front fly leaf.
Historical Significance: This was an useful book for Australian optometry students at the time Australian optometrists were starting to use diagnostic drugs. It was written by a practising UK optometrist. UK optometrists could use diagnostic drugs but not many did not, so the book was influential in the UK also. It was first published in 1972 by the British Optical Association. There was a third edition in 1989. It continues under a new name Ophthalmic drugs : diagnostic and therapeutic uses (1998 and 2007) under joint authorship.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library Donated to Nathan Library by Andrew Metha, member of the College
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note