Berkeley Optometry: A History

Catalogue Number: 1726
Berkeley Optometry: A History
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: FIORILLO John (Editor Barbara Gordon)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2010
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Berkeley, California, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: University of California Berkeley
Description Of Item: Blue cloth covers, colour printed dust jacket, 739 pages including 1186 notes and an index, copiously illustrated with black and white photographs. Inscription on front fly leaf signed by the author reading 'Presentation copy for the Cyril Kett Optometry Museum and Archive Australian College of Optometry in honor of Anthony J Adams and Ian Bailey' dated December 6 2010.
Historical Significance: This is a history of the school of optometry at the University of California at Berkeley, which is a pre-eminent school of optometry for its leadership, teaching and research. It covers early optometric practice and registration in the USA, the long drawn out negotiations to establish the optometry course at the University of Califormia, which formally began in 1923. It has information about many leading figures in optometry including three Australian graduates who taught and researched in the school of optometry, Gerald Westheimer (who qualified in optometry at the Sydney Technical College in 1944), Anthony J Adams and Ian L Bailey (both of whom qualified in optometry at the University of Melbourne in 1962).Other names of note are Frederick Woll, Ralph Minor, Jame Southall, Kenneth Stoddard, Gordon Walls, Merton Flom, Russell De Valois, Meridith Morgan, Monroe Hirsch, Jay Enoch, Denis Levi, Richard Hill, Robert Mandell, Irving Fatt and many others.
How Acquired: Donated by University of California Berkeley
Date Acquired: 14 Dec 2010
Condition: Mint
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection

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