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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.
Bruce GM. Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of Australia (British Medical Association).. Arch Ophthalmol. 1948;40(4):479-480. doi:10.1001/archopht.1948.00900030491008