Catalogue Number: 3645
Legal aspects of optometry
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: CLASSE. John G.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1989
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Stoneham, Mass, USA
Description Of Item: Brown imitation leather boards, 260 x 180 mm, title, author's name and publisher on front board in gold lettering, 764 pages, black and white figures and photographs in text, selected references list over 6 pages, index.
Historical Significance: This book is a comprehensive and definitive text on legal and ethical issues in optometry. It may be a unique book, although it is now several decades since it was written. It includes sections on the history of legal matters in optometry, ethics in health care generally and optometry, optometrists' duties to patients with specific conditions, liability under a range of different circumstances and for different optometric treatments. There are also chapters in court processes, insurance and contracts. The author is an optometrist (OD) and legally qualified (JD) who was an academic in the school of optometry, University of Alabama, Birmingham. He was also a member of the bar in the State of Alabama.
How Acquired: Donated by Optometry Australia
Date Acquired: Jul 2018
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note