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April 1951

THE HEED OPHTHALMIC FOUNDATION Report of Activities from Inception in May 1946 Until October 1950

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(4):499-500. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010509016

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To the Editor:  —The Heed Ophthalmic Foundation was conceived by Mr. Thomas D. Heed, of Chicago, and his wife, Ruth Heed, in an effort to give additional opportunities for surgical experience and study to young ophthalmologists of exceptional ability. They felt that frequently the contribution that such men might be able to make to the advancement of the science of ophthalmology was lost, either through the pressure of finances or from the lack of entrée to the best institutions of the nation. It was their belief that many deserving young men who had married or incurred other obligations on the completion of the usual curriculum, though such actions were eminently proper and right, were thereby forced to abandon their studies prematurely for the more lucrative field of clinical ophthalmology. Therefore, after consultation with leading ophthalmologists from various parts of the country, a trust agreement was drawn up, and five directors

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