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Hindsight : the history of orthoptics in Australia 1931-1960 /

By: Publisher: Beaumaris, Victoria : Orthoptics Australia, 2022Copyright date: c2021Description: 277 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 21 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
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  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780646853208
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1. Beginnings -- 2. Orthoptics: how and why it all began -- 3. The embryonic years in Australia: 1931-1939 -- 4. Orthoptics and orthoptists: the war years, 1939-1945 -- 5. Orthoptics becomes a profession -- 6. Education and training, 1946-1960 -- 7. The evolving practice of orthoptics -- 8. Members of the OAA -- 9. Conclusion.

"Hindsight: the history of orthoptics in Australia, 1931-1960 explores, chronologically, the development of orthoptic education, orthoptic clinical practice and its professional association in the early period of the profession from 1931-1960. It also provides biographies of the 121 orthoptists who worked in Australia during that period. Hindsight is the first Australian orthoptic history and provides an authoritative account to orthoptists and interested readers of allied health history how, despite lack of support from some who did not value orthoptic therapy, the all-female workforce had established Australian orthoptic practice and education as world-class."--Back cover.

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