Natural vision improvement

Catalogue Number: 3290
Natural vision improvement
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: GOODRICH Janet
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990
Edition: Reprint of 1985 book
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Penguin Books, Australia Ltd
Description Of Item: Colour printed stiff wrappers. 250 x 180 mm, 218 pages, black and white illustrations through text. Tipped into this book is a print out of the Wikipedia entry for the 'Bates Method'. (Printed 15/4/2017.)
Historical Significance: This book is yet another book in a long list books on improving vision without glasses beginning with Von Rohr (1912) Cat no. 72; Bates (1920, 1945) Cat Nos. 98 and 250; Richardson (1928, 1935) Cat Nos, 2816 and 2817; MacFadden (1925) Cat No. 1081; Benjamin (1935, 1940) Cat Nos. 94 and 252; Huxley (1943) Cat No. 2211; Ferguson (c1950) Cat No. 579 and Hauser (1960) Cat no. 576. Janet Goodrich grew up in Michigan USA and was myopic with astigmatism and wore glasses for 20 years after the age of 7. She attended the University of Michigan studying languages, philosophy and psychology. She spent a year in Berlin Germany on a Fulbright scholarship and afterwards was a high school teacher for a time. She turned to Reichian therapy and became acquainted with the Bates method of sight without glasses and set up a holistic health centre in Los Angeles where she provided natural vision improvement, chiropractic and nutritional counselling. She holds a PhD in psychology. She did a lecture tour in Australia in 1980 and became a resident. She set up the Instructor Training Centre for Natural Vision Improvement near Brisbane Queensland in 1990. She wrote other books on the same subject See Cat no. 3291. Her daughter Carina Goodrich has continued with her mother's Natural Vision Improvement work and has published her own book The Practical Guide to Natural Vision Improvement 2010. See http://www.janetgoodrichmethod.com/
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: Jan 2017
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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