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October 1948

Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia (British Medical Association).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;40(4):479-480. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900030491008

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This volume comprises the transactions of the 1947 meeting of the Australian Ophthalmological Society. The president's address, delivered by D. A. Williams, was a résumé of the history of ophthalmology in Australasia. N. M. Macindoe reported on the results of a visit that he made to Europe and the United States. He discussed the work that he observed on permeability of the cornea, retrobulbar neuritis and visual acuity at Harvard; virus diseases and corneal grafting, at Johns Hopkins; color vision and lighting standards, at the Institute of Ophthalmology in New York; biochemistry of the ocular media, in Basel; corneal distortions, subjective screens, content of the aqueous, permeability of the ciliary body and tonometry, at Zurich; perimetry, at Berne; strabismus, at London; electroretinography and monochromatic light, at Stockholm, and colloidometry, at Copenhagen. He states that Australia is lagging seriously behind other countries in the training of qualified ophthalmic surgeons.

J. B.

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