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Monroe Jerome Hirsch

educator , optometrist

Monroe Jerome Hirsch, American optometrist, educator. Recipient Silver medal Distinguished Service Foundation in Optometry, 1960; Distinguished Service award United States Chamber of Commerce, 1967; Berkeley Optometry citation, 1978; Prentice medal American Academy Optometry, 1978.


Hirsch, Monroe Jerome was born on March 6, 1917 in New York City. Son of Stanley and Anna (Mandell) Hirsch.


Student, College City New York, 1934-1937.


Assistant professor Ohio State University, 1947-1948. Editor: (with Ralph E. Wick) Archives of America Acad. Editor (with Ralph E. Wick), 1968-1979.


  • Author: (with Ralph E. Wick) Vision of the Aging Patient, 1960, Vision of Children, 1963, The Optometric Profession, 1968, Refractive State of the Eye, 1966. Associate editor: (with Ralph E. Wick) Archives of America Academy Optometry, 1953-1967. Editor (with Ralph E. Wick), 1968-1979.Contributor (with Ralph E. Wick) articles to professional journals Councilman, Ojai, California, 1956-1960, 66-70, mayor, 1958. Member County Democratic Central Committee, 1960-1964, California Democratic Central Committee, 1962-1964.


Member advising committee California Department Public Health, 1961-1963. Member commission on vision National Research Council, from 1974.; Fellow American Academy Optometry (executive council from 1956, president 1966-1968), American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association (Optometrist of Year 1969, citation 1979), American Association of University Professors, University of California Optometry Alumni Association (Alumnus of Year 1962), Sigma Xi.


Married Winifred Maud Wilson, May 4, 1940.

Stanley Hirsch

Anna (Mandell) Hirsch

Winifred Maud Wilson