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Barry Cole, David Cockburn, John Nathan, PROFF COLDREAKE, Nathan efron '-', Brien Holden Vision Institute, Dr David Southgate and Helen Robbins.

dressed as priests [ WITH APOLOGY TO THE INQUISITION ]


1/7/96 - Jacob's Daughter
Dear Maurice and family, February 5, 1978
I just received your letter with the shocking news of the
mistreatment of Maurice because of his courageous efforts to
promote a cause which could be of tremendous benefit to mankind.
I went through this with my Dad, but he did not make a big enough
impact to bring about the kind of retaliation which Maurice is now
being subjected to. In fact, Dad was afraid his license might be
in jeopardy if he continued to practice; that was one of the
reasons why he retired from active practice and no longer charged
for his services.
I don't know if you have seen the enclosed newspaper article,
(about my father's efforts with the plus-lens) but I have had some
copies made to send to relatives and friends who donate or become
members of IMPA (International Myopia Prevention Association). My
father would have been so proud of you Maurice, as I am. I wish I
knew of some way to help, but I, too, have become discouraged by
the attitude of the optometrists here.
I have tried to interest someone in the profession to help me
start a branch of IMPA in this area, but they don't even bother to
return my phone calls. They are too busy making money, I guess.
After I received your letter, I went to the public library
and checked out a book that made a tremendous impression on me at
the time I read it many years ago, "The Cry and the Covenant", by
Morton Thompson. It is the story of Dr. Ignaz Philipp
Semmelweis' efforts to get the medical profession to accept his
simple remedy of cleanliness. He was unsuccessful. The following
quoted passages are apropos.
"Do you know," said Arneth slowly, "it's true of your
discovery as it has been of every discovery in this whole history
of medicine. When we take our medical oath we undertake to
lengthen life and ease suffering. We are all united in seeking
new means. And every time a man has come forward with a
demonstrable truth, a remedy for good, the profession seems to
have done its best to crush the discover and hide the discovery.
No quackery -- no criminality -- nothing seems to make us so
furious as a discovery." (Page 367)
In reply to a statement by one of his few medical friends,
who has just told Semmelwiess that he is being called a fool, he
replies:
"Well they could call me an adulterer and a thief -- they can
spit on me and curse the mother who bore me -- and if they wash
their hands I will smile at them. I will humbly thank them. I
will get down on my knees and praise the breath that calls me
fool. Only let the murdering dogs wash their hands!" (Page 369)
Ignaz Philipp worked grimly on. There were evenings when he
walked the streets of Buda alone, fevered for more scope, for more
patients, desperate to spread the truth in a world thunderclap.
And when his legs were tired and his mind had calmed at last, he
made peace with things as they were. And he planned long dreams
and nourished the small flame he had lit. He guarded it jealously
and each month was a new hope that tomorrow, surely, tomorrow, at
the very latest, the world would wake with a start and the truth
would be everywhere. All his hopes were in Budapest now. From
this small clinic, if he kept proving and saving, month after
month, the news must one day be the world's." (Page 374)
I wish I had some influence to help you Maurice, but alas,
there is nothing I can do except to let you know how I feel about
you and the dedication you are showing. Perhaps after Rehm's book
("The Myopia Myth") is published, which he indicates will be
sometime this year, some impact may be made here in the U.S.,
which hopefully will carry over into your country. If not,
perhaps you might consider coming to the U.S. to practice your
profession; at least there seems to be more freedom here to
disagree.
Please keep me advised of future developments. I'm still
optimistic enough to believe that somehow the worst is over.
Sincerely,
Shira Raphaelson





SOMETHING  IS  DEFINITLY  ROTTEN  HERE
H Barry Collin AM DUniv (hon causa QUT) DSc PhD MAppSc BSc LOSc (1933-) Third professor of optometry in Australia and leader in research

NEVER HEARD OFF MYOPIZATION. THEY HAVE NAMED A MEDAL AFTER HIM


 SOMETHING  DEFINITLY  ROTTEN  HERE
John Nathan DSc (hon causa Melb) MAppSc BSc LOSc (1924-). Head of the new 4-year optometry course from 1950 to 1964: made it a degree course in the University of Melbourne and started the first optometry research group in Australia

NEVER TAUGHT ABOUT MYOPIZATION ' NAMED THE LIBRARY AFTER HIM    

SOMETHING IS ROTTEN HERE BARRIE COLE was appointed the first full-time lecturer in the Australian College of Optometry in 1959. He became the Head of the School in 1974 NEVER TAUGHT MYOPIZATION. NAMED THE BUILDING AFTER HIM

SOMETHING IS VERY ROTTEN HERE
David M Cockburn OAM DSc (hon causa Melb) MScOptom LOSc (1925-2016 ] Changed the scope of clinical practice of optometry
THIS ALLROUND REGULAR GOODGUY LIFE OF THE PARTY-----HE TAUGHT THAT RELATIONS WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES WAS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE WELFARE OF THE PATIENT EVEN THOUGH THE CODE OF ETHICS STATED THE WELFARE OF THE PATIENT WAS PARAMOUNT AT ALL TIMES
A KEEN YAUGHTIE HE WAS VICIOUS TO ANYONE WHO DARED ROCK THE BOAT...

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Charles Sankey Fraser was Queensland’s first registered optometrist, establishing a practice in Brisbane in 1912. His Toowoomba practice began in 1922 and was originally located in rooms at the Club Hotel during periodic visits to the town, before moving to permanent premises.


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PT 2  THE  GREAT  MYOPIA  SILENCE D.  REHM 1981
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DAY OF SHAME AUGUST 1977
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