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September 27, 1930

The Prevention of Blindness.

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Report published by the League of Red Cross Societies. Paper. Pp. 112, with illustrations. Paris: League of Red Cross Societies, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;95(13):959. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720130055041

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This pamphlet deals with the formation of and minutes of the Constitutive Assembly of the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness, which was formed at Scheveningen in Holland in September, 1929, during the meeting of the International Congress of Ophthalmology. De Lapersonne of Paris was elected chairman and Dr. F. Park Lewis of Buffalo vice chairman, and the list of members numbers ophthalmologic and sociological representatives of nearly all the so-called civilized nations. The pamphlet contains some interesting information concerning the definition of blindness, the main causes of blindness in the various countries, an estimate of the blind census, the methods of prevention of blindness, and the aids for the visually weak school child. Every ophthalmologist should have the information here contained at his finger tips, while social workers, regardless of their field of endeavor, would do well to read and digest it. The International Society for the Prevention

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