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December 1934

News and Notes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(6):940-941. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830190154018

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Treacher Collins Memorial Fund.—The Treacher Collins Memorial Fund, built up by voluntary donations, is being sponsored by the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom. Proceeds from the Fund will be devoted to the promotion of original work by younger members of the specialty. Subscriptions should be sent to Sir Arnold Lawson, 12 Harley Street, London.

Status of Optician in Europe.—In the Revue internationale for May 1934 there are published the answers from seventeen European countries to a questionnaire submitted by the secretary of the French Association of Oculists. The questionnaire dealt with the training and legal status of the optician and with the relations between opticians and the medical profession. The period of education of opticians averages about three years, in seven countries by organized education, and in nine countries by apprenticeship. The practice of testing sight is open to anybody in all countries except Austria,

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