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April 1947

AIMS AND AIDS IN THE TEACHING OF BASIC SCIENCES IN OPHTHALMOLOGY

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(4):428-432. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220439002
Abstract

STUDY of the basic sciences as applied to the eye gives promise of becoming a regular part of the prospective ophthalmologist's training. Some institutions already require such a study before accepting a candidate for a clinical residency; presumably, an increasing number of others will do so in the future. In the belief that experience in organizing and conducting such a course at the Harvard Medical School may be of use to others, the aims of the course as it is now given and certain of the laboratory technics which have been found most practicable1 are presented in this paper. The writing of it has been prompted by inquiries from those who are proposing to set up basic science courses in ophthalmic institutions elsewhere.

AIMS  A basic science course in ophthalmology should aim primarily to lay a foundation for the appreciation of clinical ophthalmology. It should be to the ophthalmic

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