Catalogue Number: 1963
Sub-Category: Significant book (Aitken collection)
Author: BORISH Irvin M
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1970
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Professional Press
Description Of Item: Hard board covers in brown imitation leather covers with title embossed in a red and gold circle on the front, 1381 pages including index. Label on front fly leaf indicating the book is ex libris Robert Kaye Dip Optom, FCCLSA. The front fly leaf is also inscribed in black felt pen 'Robert Kaye Chatswood'
Historical Significance: This is the 3rd edition of the classic optometry student text written by Dr Irvin Borish (1913-2012 ) OD (Northern Illinois College of Optometry 1934), LLD (Indiana University 1968) and acclaimed US optometric educator. This book is a classic encylopaedic text book on clinical optometry that was widely used, especially in the USA, and reflects the nature of optometric practice in the mid 20th C. The first edition was published in 1949. See Cat No 140.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye, Sydney optometrist
Date Acquired: Sept 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Nathan Library. Aitken collection