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The aims of the basic science course in ophthalmology which Dr. Cogan has outlined are ideal. Any good student fortunate enough to take such a course given by Dr. Cogan and his associates should not only be thoroughly grounded in fundamental subjects but should also have acquired some knowledge of experimental methods. Association with such a group could not help but stimulate his curiosity, and it is more than likely that from it many top-ranking clinicians with an investigative turn of mind would eventually be produced. One cannot emphasize too strongly, however, as Dr. Cogan has only modestly hinted, that the success of such a course depends entirely on the personnel of the department giving it. There are not many institutions in this country in which a similar group of men form a staff capable of presenting such a course and having sufficient time to conduct it personally. To be
Adler FH. TEACHING OF BASIC SCIENCES IN OPHTHALMOLOGY. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(4):542-543. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220551017