Catalogue Number: 79
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: SHEARD, Charles
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: Cleveland Press
Description Of Item: Original plum cloth covers; 108 pages, 18 figures in textSignature of Howard S Bell (a well known Melbourne optometrist) on front fly leaf.
Historical Significance: Dr. Charles Sheard is best known for establishing the first four-year optometric degree program launched in 1915 at Ohio State University. A Princeton-trained physicist, Dr. Sheard came to Ohio State University in 1907, where he cultivated an interest in physiological and ophthalmic optics. With the backing of the Ohio State Optical Association, he persuaded his university to establish a two-year program in applied optics from which the 4-year optometry course developed.
How Acquired: Not known
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection