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February 1949

Optometry: Professional, Economical and Legal Aspects.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(2):250. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040255013

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Abstract

"This book is intended as a reference and text for use in undergraduate courses in optometry to familiarize the student with various non-clinical aspects of the practice of optometry." The author states that he is "indebted to the American Optical Company for a grant which has enabled [him] to devote such time as was free from teaching duties toward completion of this edition." The book is of little use to medical men except to reveal the aims and methods of optometry. The author states the use of the title "doctor" by the optometrist rests on the feeling "that he earns the right to use it by inspiring confidence in the citizens of a community that he is qualified to do the things that an optometrist is expected to do. So long as the optometrist uses the title to keep himself classified as a member of the healing art in the

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