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Optometric Trajectory—Gerald Westheimer


A narrative starting with the author's entering the Optometry program at the Sydney Technical College in 1940, taking him through his days as an optometry and science student, an optometrist in private practice, and participant in organized optometry in Sydney. It described his steps to become an optometric scientist and his service as faculty member in three optometry schools in the United States. Finally, it follows him into a long career in vision science and neurophysiology at Berkeley.

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