Catalogue Number: 3163
Principles and practice of pediatric optometry
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Editor: ROSENBLOOM Alfred A, MORGAN, Meredith W
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Philadelphia. USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: J. B. Lippincott Company
Description Of Item: Original cream coloured boards, 240 x 190 mm, 589 pages, black and white diagrams and illustrations in text, 23 chapters by contributing authors, index. Biographical notes for the contributing authors on pages vii to xii.
Historical Significance: The contributing authors to this book were all noteworthy in their day and include Jacob Sivak, Clifton Shor, John Griffin, William Baldwin, Barry Wiessman, Merton Flom, Randal Jose, Jay Enoch and Gunilla Haegerstrom-Portnoy. It represents the thinking of mainstream academia on the subject of paediatric optometry of the time and might be contrasted with the thinking of the behavioural optometrists. There are chapters on learning disabilities and reading disabilities. The first named editor, Al Rosenbloom BA (Penn State), MA (U Chicago), OD (Ill. College Optom) (1921-2015) was Dean of the Illinois College of Optometry from 1955 to 1972 and was known for his expertise in low vision and his advocacy in that field. The second editor, Meredith Morgan BS (optom and physics), MA, PhD (all U Calif Berk) was Dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry from 1960 to 1973. See Hindsight 2016; 47(3): 100-101 for more biographical information for Rosenbloom and Morgan.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: Nov 2016
Condition: Very good except corners of covers lightly bumped
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note