In guiding the medical student who desires to practice ophthalmology or in advising the young ophthalmologist, stress should be laid on education, ethics. research and the importance of attending medical meetings.
Older ophthalmologists can be of great assistance to young men by merely setting a good example in clinical practice, by offering their assistance in training and by imparting the results of their experience. The question of the adequate training of the ophthalmologist seems to be especially important at this time because of the disorganization of educational opportunities and depletion of teaching staffs due to the war. Therefore this subject has been chosen for presentation. Certainly there has been excellent precedent in the Transactions of the Section1 for this type of discussion.
The medical curriculum of the ophthalmologist should include comprehensive courses in higher mathematics. biology, chemistry, physics, modern languages and, if possible, elementary courses in embryology, comparative
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