Catalogue Number: 97
Essentials in the practice of optometry
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: ADCOCK, Bertram
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1944
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Sydney
Publisher/Manufacturer: Grahame Book Company
Description Of Item: Original blue cloth, 103 pages. Signature of Cyril Kett on front fly leaf (Copy 1)
Historical Significance: This book is probably the first student text book in optometry written and published in Australia. Adcock was a Sydney optometrist described on the title page as Lecturer in External Examination of the Eye and Refraction at the Sydney Technical College. The Foreword is by W G Kett, a professional leader in the 1920s to 1950s and long time editor of the Australian Journal of Optometry. He was the brother of C W Kett, an optometrist who practised in Melbourne from about 1910 to 1950, who in 1939 was a joint signatory to the original memorandum establishing the Australian College of Optometry. Two copies. COPY 2 is in Archive room. East wall. Books by Australian authors collection.
How Acquired: Not known
Condition: Copy 1 Good (library stamps and stickers) Copy 2 do.
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection