This lecture is given in memory of and to honor the great leader in ophthalmology. George Edmund de Schweinitz, affectionately called King George by his devoted students. As one of this group of admiring pupils who derived so much stimulation from him and his inspiring teaching, the personality trait which impressed me most was his great willingness to give freely of his precious time to advise and otherwise aid younger men. The young ophthalmologists who organized the Association for Research in Ophthalmology owe much to the wise counsel of de Schweinitz. His support during the second meeting of the Association, when he, Jackson, Wilmer, Lancaster, and Parker presided by turns at the meeting, did much to insure and inspire the continuation of the project.
The history of his medical career, which was climaxed by his election to the presidency of the American Medical Association in 1922, is well known and
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