Catalogue Number: 2297
The principles and practice of ocular physical therapy for optometrists written for practitioners and students
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: KURTZ Jack I
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Minneapolis
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Journal of Optometry
Description Of Item: Original navy blue cloth cover, 230 x 150 mm, 242 pages 44 black and white figures in text. Foreword by Carel Koch.
Historical Significance: The author held a BSc degree and an AO (Associate in optometry?) and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO). The title page lists a number of the author's other publications on various aspects of optometry. The book carries the imprimatur of the American Journal of Optometry, the research journal of the American Academy of Optometry. It deals with electrotherapy for treatment of or relief of eye conditions. It also touches on light therapy, psycho therapy and massage. Use of electric currents and electromagnetic fields for treating a range of medical conditions emerged in the mid 19th C. The author in this book explores, quite thoroughly, its potential for treatment of ocular conditions, and does so cautiously. Carel Koch, a man held in high esteem in the American Academy of Optometry is equally cautious in his preface and is careful to point out that its use has to be complementary to conventional medical treatment.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Sep 2013
Condition: Good except library stickers and markings
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note