Records of patient examinations and treatments

Catalogue Number: 870
Records of patient examinations and treatments
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Patient examination record
Author: Ernest Goetz
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1926 to 1967
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Jena Germany
Description Of Item: Four ledger books, three foolscap size and one quarto size, containing hand written notes of patient examinations and treatments made by Melbourne optometrist Ernest Goetz in the period 1926 to 1967. Catalogued as 870 A, B, C and D
Historical Significance: Ernest Goetz (1903-1979) was a Melbourne optometrist born in Hemishofen at the Swiss -German border in the canton of Aschaffhausen. He was trained at the Optiker school in Jena, the home town of Zeiss. He migrated to Australia and practised in the practice of Alfred Nott in Collins Street, Melbourne. He was a pioneer in both contact lenses and low vision. He fitted Ziess glass contact lenses in 1930 ( see 870 D) and fitted telescopic spectacles (probably Zeiss) in 1926 (see 870 A). See his profile on the web site under the tab 'People who made history'.
How Acquired: Donated by Wolf Gartner, member of the College, who was given the note books by the family of Ernest Goetz
Date Acquired: 21 July 2008
Condition: Poor, water damaged
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3

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