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I heartily approve of the basic course described by Dr. Cogan. It is difficult to see how any one could disapprove of it, since "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" and the course has already been given so as to satisfy its students and teachers. Facts which Dr. Cogan did not mention, but which I understand to be true, are that the course has been limited to thirty members, that many more applications have been received than could be accepted and that the course has been financed by tuition fees. For several reasons, the course should be of benefit to ophthalmologists and to ophthalmology. It will attract desirable men and exclude or discourage those obviously unsuited to become ophthalmologists. It will stimulate qualified men to undertake ophthalmologic research, and it will produce a reserve of future teachers. It will induce ophthalmologists who have taken it to read
Verhoeff FH. TEACHING OF BASIC SCIENCES IN OPHTHALMOLOGY. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(4):539. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220551014