Now World War II has thrust on the United States leadership in ophthalmology, as in all other branches of medicine. At present this is a stimulus to the progress of ophthalmology here. It is to be hoped that, in spite of political obstacles which many of us fear we foresee in the near future, this accelerated progress will continue without interruption.
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