Catalogue Number: 196
A manual of practical orthoptics
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: George H GILES
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1938
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Hatton Press Pty Ltd
Description Of Item: 140 pp and advertisements, illustrations, original cloth. Foreword by distinguished French worker in the field A Cantonnet.
Historical Significance: This is the fore-runner of Giles' better known 'Practice of Orthoptics'. See other books by Giles in this collection. (Cat No 195, 2504). George Giles OBE FBOA FSMC DOrth (1904-1965) was a prominent figure in UK optometry and was the Secretary of the British Optical Association from 1941-1965. He was made an Honorary Life Member of the Australian College of Optometry when he visited in 1955. At various times he was Senior Examiner of the British Optical Association; Senior Staff refractionist, Senior Orthoptist and Lecturer at the London Refraction Hospital; Consultant to the Incorporated Thames Nautical Training College (HMS "Worcester"); Registrar of the Joint Council of Qualified Opticians; Technical Adviser to the London Optical Company; Honorary Secretary of the West and North West London and Middlesex Local Optical Association; Member of the General Optical Council; President of the International Optical League; a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry; a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society; Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society and an Ernest Aves Medallist. He also qualified as a barrister of Lincoln's Inn. Giles edited the Dioptric Review and The British Journal of Physiological Optics. He co-designed the Giles-Archer Colour Vision Unit and various orthoptic instruments.
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection