August 2020 Edition. Volume XX

NHB35_200GIFDr. Norman H. Burton (shown here in 1935) was an optometrist.  He held a Doctor of Optometry degree awarded by Columbia University in New York City.  During his professional career which spanned the 1920-50s he was, as an optometrist, tagged, by the American Medical Association, as being a “cultist.”  To add to this stigma ophthalmologists were instructed that they could not “ethically” refer patients to optometrists.  The fact that many did, despite this prohibition, was always a source of great pride to Dr. Burton throughout his life.  

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