Catalogue Number: 477
Ocular muscles and fusion
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: ATKINSON. Thomas G
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1933
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Description Of Item: Original cloth, 192 pages and illustrations. Inscribed on front paste down 'Victor Simon 175 Macquarie Street Sydney'.
Historical Significance: This is a treatise on the ocular muscle system from a physiological viewpoint. See Cat numbers 248, 477 and 514 for other books by this author. Atkinson was a prolific writer of didactic text books intended to educate optometrists of the early 20thC in the then relatively new art of refraction (this book on refraction, one on retinoscopy Cat No 514 and one on binocular vision Cat No 477 ) and one on the optometrists expanded role in detection of eye diseases (Cat no 248). He wrote many other books in addition on visual psychology, visual fields and functional diagnosis. He was associated with the Northern Illinois College of Optometry.
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon, a prominent optometrist in NSW mid 20thC
Date Acquired: Feb 2010
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note