Clinic Bulletin December 1955

Catalogue Number: 542
Clinic Bulletin December 1955
Category: Papers
Sub-Category: Newsletter
Editor: unnamed
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1955
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: Australian College of Optometry
Description Of Item: Foolscap size, 7 pages plus title page, typewritten and duplicated with a 'Roneo' duplicating machine
Historical Significance: The College sought to provide education for its members from its foundation in the form of post graduate lectures. The annual report of 1945 records that ophthalmologist Dr Naylor gave a course of post-graduate lectures with an average attendance of 40. Later Annual Reports similarly report on the post-graduate lectures given. In the 1960s the College with the Australian Optometrical Association Victorian Division organised several conferences known as the Southern Regional Conference. In 1976 the College formalised its planning of regular annual continuing education by establishing a Board of Continuing Education to organise and run an annual program of lectures, short courses and other continuing education services. From that year it published a monthly newletter circulated to members of the College but in earlier years it published an irregular newsletter, of which this item is one example. It includes an editorial (on the shortage of students), an article by G H Henry on the physiology of glaucoma, a note to clinicans and an article on 'Grief cases' written under a pseudonym of 'Lucky dip'
How Acquired: Donated by Alan Isaacs, honorary life member of the College and former Councillor of the College
Date Acquired: Jan 2008
Condition: Fair
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1

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