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June 4, 1938

Eleventh Annual Report of the Memorial Ophthalmic Laboratory, Giza, Cairo, 1936

JAMA. 1938;110(23):1950. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790230066039

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This is a report of the work and activities of the Giza laboratory in Cairo, founded primarily for research in trachoma. The administrative phase of the report is short. The professional report comprises eighty-seven pages, in which may be found a statistical list of pathologic specimens and of interesting cases that were referred to the laboratory for consultation. Many of the latter are described in detail and well illustrated with black and white as well as colored pictures. The most interesting part of the entire report is that devoted to the research work, mainly on the etiology of trachoma, the epidemiology of the acute ophthalmias encountered in Egypt (and there are plenty) and observations on the pathogenesis of spring catarrh. There is so much meat to this section that it does not lend itself well to abstract. The administrative work of an institution that accomplished as much as does the

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