Catalogue Number: 757
Oculo-prism treatment; how to make ocular muscle tests and give practical muscle treatment.
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ROBINSON Samuel H
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1924
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Professional Press Inc
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth covers, 188 pages, 69 illustrations according to the title page but in fact numbering only 58
Historical Significance: This book reflects the thinking of well educated optometrists in the first half of the 20th C on diagnosis and treatment of the oculo-motor imbalances. Samuel Robinson (1891-1973) was born in Grodno (now in Belarus but was part of Lithuania and then Poland) in 1891 and came to the United States with his family in 1901. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas with a degree in engineering. He worked with fisheries in Texas, and in the oil fields in Louisiana. He was a surveyor for the Houston harbor. He later received his degree in optometry and practised this profession in Asheville until he was in his early eighties. He seems to have published only this book. [This entry needs further checking to ensure that this biographical note is the author of the book.]. Source: University of North Carolina at Asheville. D. Hiden Ramsey Library. Special Collections/University Archives. ttp://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/robinson/images/robinson.jpg&imgrefurl=http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/robinson/default_robinson.html&h=497&w=450&sz=42&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=KrZzhnQ8cepd5M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsamuel%2BRobinson%2Boptometrist%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note