Catalogue Number: 288
The trial case and how to use it; a practical treatise for optometrists
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Robert Minturn LOCKWOOD
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1907
Edition: 2nd Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York
Publisher/Manufacturer: Frederick Boger Publishing Coy
Description Of Item: Original repaired brown cloth, 87 pages and appendix and advertisements, 33 illustrations.
Historical Significance: Originally published 1904. This is the second edition and a further edition was published in1910. Lockwood published 8 books each on an aspect of optometry - the human eye, frames and lenses, transpositions, subjective tests and retinoscopy. This book is an example of the kind help optometrist tutors provided to aspiring optometrists in the early 20thC. Robert Minturn Lockwood (1857-1920), was born in New York City and soon showed gifts for mathematics and languages but his education was limited by family circumstances. He followed his father in electrical manufacturing and later worked with telephone companies including the Bell Telephone Company. In 1900 he became business manager of the Jenner Medical College in Chicago, where he also taught physics and medical Latin where he was informally encouraged to study optometry. He then taught mathematics and optics at the Illinois College of Ophthalmology and Otology, where he concurrently studied optometry. He moved to New York where he practised optometry and also began his career as an optometry medical writer, writing several books and writing for optometry and optical journals. He also taught at the New York Institute of Optometry. See Ryer E LeR. Robert Minturn Lockwood. Amer J Optom 1929; 6(3), 145-148, See his books Cat nos. 288, 1022, 1840, 3260.
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note