Catalogue Number: 3646
Optometry: professional, economic and legal aspects
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: HOFSTETTER, Henry W
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1948
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: St Louis, Missouri, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: The C V Mosby Company
Description Of Item: Original green cloth covers, 235 x 155 mm, with gold lettering, 412 pages, 33 black and white figures in text, stamp of Wright Library (Optometry Australia) on front fly leaf. Inscribed in front fly leaf 'To Keith Attiwill / whose philosophy I like. and / whose visit was most enjoyable (signed Henry Hofstetter / 9/14/65'
Historical Significance: This book gives a comprehensive account of the state of optometric practice in the USA in the 1940s and reflects the aspirations of the profession at the time. It has 26 Chapters covering the history and origins of optometry, its legal status, and legal constraints and risks, ethics, optometric manpower and earnings, public health and many other topics. It was written by Henry (Hank) Hofstetter OD PhD (1914-2002), who at the time was an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University and was later, from 1952, the founding Dean of the School of Optometry at Indiana University. He was an influential optometric leader from the late 1950s to beyond his retirement in 1980.A second copy Cat # 2830 is held in the 'Books of Historical Note' collection.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: Apr 2016
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection