Better sight without glasses

Catalogue Number: 252
Better sight without glasses
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Harry BENJAMIN
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Health for All Publishing
Description Of Item: 151 pages, 10 photographic illustrations. On the paste-down is the signature of Roy Holdsworth, optometrist, who practised in Windsor, Melbourne, through the early to mid 20th C. Also pasted-in is a news cutting dated 1944 on Aldous Huxley's 'Art of Seeing'
Historical Significance: This is the 18th impression of the book first published in 1929. The author bases his theory on Bates' 'Perfect sight without glasses'. See Catalogue items 98 and 250. He states that glasses are detrimental and that poor vision can be cured by diet and muscle relaxation. This book is one of quite a number that espouse alternative treatments to preventing and remedying eye conditions usually under the title of Better sight without glasses or similar: See MacFadden (1901 # 429, 1925 # 1081), Bates 1920, 1944 (#98, # 250), Benjamin 1935, 1940 (#94, # 252), Hauser c1960 (#576))
Condition: Good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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