Catalogue Number: 575
Technique of fitting contact lenses
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ANDERSON, Albert L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1944
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Minneapolis
Publisher/Manufacturer: McGill Lithographic Co
Description Of Item: Copy 1:Original dark blue cloth covers, 88 pages, 33 figures in text, Signature of Claude W Trapp in front paste down. Repaired dust jacket Copy 2: Very good copy without dust wrapper. Donated by OPSM, 23.06.2003, via Stephen Giacon & John McGibbony.
Historical Significance: This is an early text book on contact lenses. See also Obrig 1942 (# 95), Dickinson 1946 (#176), Bier 1953 (#494), Mandell 1965 (# 507, Thomas 1960? (#558), Anderson 1944 (#575). Albert Anderson was the Associate Owner of Precsion Contacts Minneapolis Minn and Head of the Scientific Depatment of the N P Benson Optical Co Inc. The book gives detailed instructions on fitting glass scelral lenses and is very well illustrated. it is a good source of information about haptic (scleral) lenses fitted in the 1940s.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (eBay Friends Book Cellar online)
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note