Contact lenses

Catalogue Number: 2063
Contact lenses
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Booklet
Author: BIER Norman
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1950. Addendum 1956
Edition: 4th Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Author
Description Of Item: Booklet, cream textured card cover, 20 pages, 6 black and white photographs including one of Mr Bier's consulting room, addendum dated May 1956 inside back cover about corneal contact lenses, which the author states he has been using since 1949.
Historical Significance: Norman Bier was a leading proponent of contact lenses and one of the pioneers of the introduction of contact lenses to optometric practice in the 1950s and 1960s. His book first published in 1953 (See Cat No 494) is one of the earliest books on contact lenses, This booklet seems intended to provide information for prospective patients interested in contact lenses, written as a form of professional self-promotion
How Acquired: Donated by John Strachan, member of the College and one of the pioneer contact lens practitioners in Australia
Date Acquired: July 2012
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5

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