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Ketchum's lessons on the eye : dedicated to the "world of optometry" and especially to those who have sacrificed their time and energy to the end that the word "optometrist" may be honored by all other professions .

Ketchum, Marshall B.

Published by Ketchum, Los Angeles, 1920
Condition: very good Hardcover
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Octavo in maroon polished cloth backed boards with gilt titles; 89 pages, [9] leaves of plates : b&w and red illustrations ; 24 cm. Very scarce book on optometry. Self-published by this pioneer of California optometry education. Only 15 copies listed in WorldCat. || "Marshall Bidwell Ketchum, MD was born in Canada in 1856 and became a pharmacist in Canada after many years of study. Dr. Ketchum wanted to further his education, so he traveled to the United States to study medicine at the Eclectic Medical Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated with an MD degree in 1882. He then entered private practice in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ketchum eventually became a faculty member at Nebraska's Lincoln Medical College teaching medicine to aspiring young doctors, eventually transitioning to conducting the Lincoln Optical College from 1896-1903. After his time at Lincoln Optical College, Dr. Ketchum moved to Los Angeles and started the Los Angeles School of Ophthalmology and Optometry in March 1904. This was an exciting time for the profession of optometry, as it was just beginning to develop into a distinct profession separate from general medicine. For many years, Dr. Ketchum worked tirelessly to develop the program and merge several schools into the college, which became non-profit in 1938. Dr. Ketchum served as president of the college until 1920. Dr. Ketchum was an esteemed member of the medical community during his time, and was an early leader of the profession of optometry. He strived to create a college with the highest possible quality of education and felt that practitioners of optometry had a deep responsibility to the community and individual patient's visual needs.[2] Dr. Ketchum was among the early pioneers of optometry, advocating the use of the retinoscope to determine refractive status of the eye.[1] He is well known for his book, "Ketchum's Lessons on the Eye", published in 1920, that details not only anatomy of the eye, but details on the medical practice of early optometry." -Wikipedia. || Human Eye. Eye -- Diseases. Optometry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Eye. Eye -- diseases. Vision, Glasses. History of Medicine. Small portion of front paste-down lacking, tiny bump and chip to bottom of edge of first three pages; very minor wear and gentle edge-bumping to boards; minor foxing to prelims; else a tight, clean and overall very good+ copy. Attractive ownership signature to front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 86676

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Title: Ketchum's lessons on the eye : dedicated to ...

Publisher: Ketchum, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1920

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: very good

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