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Kevin M. Tuohy Papers, 1897-1959

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Collector:
Tuohy, Kevin M (1921-1968) optometrist inventor
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI
Donor:
Wolver, Anita Tuohy
Subject:
Solex Laboratories
Physical description:
1.2 cu. ft.: 3 boxes
Type:
Audio cassettes
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Flip books
Color prints (photographs)
Lecture notes
Manuals
Pamphlets
Reprints
Course outlines
Patents
Photographs
Articles
Date:
1857
1857-1959
1897-1959
1940-1970
20th century
1850-1900
Notes:
Tuohy, a partner at Solex Laboratories, developed the corneal contact lens in the 1940s, which quickly supplanted the scleral lens.
Summary:
Technical information on contact lenses, including manuals, brochures, etc. from Solex Laboratories, and articles from professional journals and other publications. Numerous photographs, including a set of color prints, illustrate techniques of fitting, inserting, and removing contact lens. Medical problems, legal cases involving patent infringement and other aspects of contact lenses are described. Includes an interesting thumb-flip "Movette" movie book demonstrating insertion of contact lenses, and a cassette tape recording.
Cite as:
Reproduction and print citation: Kevin M. Tuohy Papers, 1897-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Anita Tuohy Wolver
Exhibit labels: Gift of Anita Tuohy Wolver
Topic:
Optometrists
Contact lenses
Optometry
Local number:
1988.3082 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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