Catalogue Number: 3233
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Author: EFRON Nathan
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1962
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Mount Scopus College school exercise book, green-grey cover, 175 x 225 mm, containing a year 4 school assignment on health with one section on the care of the eyes with a cross section of the eye.
Historical Significance: Nathan Efron obtained his BOptom at the University of Melbourne in 1976 and studied for a PhD degree also at the University of Melbourne under Dr (later Professor) Leo Carney obtaining it in 1982. After post docs at the University of California with Dr Ken Polse and at the University of NSW with Professor Brien Holden he returned to the University of Melbourne as lecturer in 1984. In 1990 he was appointed professor of clinical optometry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. He subsequently was appointed a research professor at Queensland University of Technology in 2004 . Professor Efron is a leading figure in contact lens and cornea research and has published many research articles and books. See his profile Clin Exp Optom 2005; 88: 6: 430-433. This school exercise can be regarded as the first of many articles on the health of the eye written by Professor Efron.
How Acquired: Donated by Nathan and Suzanne Efron
Date Acquired: Sep 2016
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 7