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July 22, 1933

REPORT OF THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON OPTICS AND VISUAL PHYSIOLOGY

JAMA. 1933;101(4):278-279. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27430290004011

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Abstract

The work of this committee is seriously hindered by the difficulty of getting its members together for adequate discussion of the subjects brought to its attention. A meeting has been held in connection with the annual meeting of each of the national organizations that have joined in forming the committee. But these meetings, held in different parts of the country, cannot be attended by all the members and can secure only inadequate time for their discussions.

At the meeting held in connection with the meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society in Washington, May 9, 1933, certain suggestions with reference to lenses were discussed and were placed before the American Ophthalmological Society in the following report:

1. A great number of claims made by the manufacturers advertising various patented and copyrighted lenses, accepted by reputable lay and scientific journals, are absurd.

For the protection of the patient, therefore, it is the

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