Fundamentals of refraction and orthoptics

Catalogue Number: 2247
Fundamentals of refraction and orthoptics
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: JAQUES Louis Harold
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1936
Edition: 1st edition, 2nd printing
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Los Angeles, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Globe Printing Company
Description Of Item: Original gold-stamped claret cloth cover, 226 pages, illustrated with photographs and diagrams
Historical Significance: The Museum holds two copies. The other copy is Cat No 271 but is in less good condition although it is signed by the author. The author(1888-1983) was an American optometrist who was involved in the Optometric Extension Program (OEP). See Eger MJ. Louis Harold Jaques, Sr., O.D. 1888-1983. J Am Optom Assoc. 1983 Oct;54(10):938 for a biography of the author. This book covers the basics of an eye examination (except techniques for diagnosing eye disease) but half the book is devoted to graphical analysis of binocular coordination following the precepts of Charles Sheard. See Cat No 321.
How Acquired: Donated by Ross Harris, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: July 2013
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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