The author is indebted first of all to a parent who took a stand in life, then to a sister and brother-in-law who guided, then to a wife who tolerated, and finally to 4 children, Mary, Janet, Ray, and David, who taught as they grew.
'The author is indebted to 8 years' worth of patients who also taught.
Then to those who worked with the author because of nothing more than an infatuation with child-help, the author is indebted -- to Mrs. Bonnie Seitz who helped start it all; to Mrs. Mazie Cawthorne for just oodles of things; to Dr. Richard Dugan, Dr. Robert Melby, and Dr. Jack Pierce for content and ideas in the section on Developmental Optometry; to Dr. Douglas Heerema for intellectual discussions on the origin and spread of man; to Dr. George Dameron for friendship and support; to Dr. James Parker for comments and criticisms in the early phase; to Mr. Robert Celander, Jr., for quick wit and deft hand; and to Mr. Edwin R. Rodgers of Johnny Reads, Inc., for his encouragement and backing.
Mrs. Elizabeth Redden gave assistance in the preparation of the manuscript above and beyond the call of duty. Gratitude is expressed to Miss Gwendolyn Oliver for technical assistance. Dr. Forrest Smith was responsible for ideas used in the section entitled Helpful Hints. Mr. Roger Anderson and Mr. John Moorman assisted with photography. Miss Helen Robinson and Miss Peggy Becknell supplied information on the physical education of children. Mrs. Peggy Dougherty and Mrs. Luann Topp gave valuable assistance throughout the preparation of the book.
The author is indebted to Dr. Jerome Glaser for early stimulation of the author's interest in allergy.