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The Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences periodically organizes symposia on various medical subjects. The meeting of the XVIIth International Congress of Ophthalmology, opening in Montreal, offered an excellent opportunity for the Council to organize a symposium on glaucoma, and accordingly a number of the foremost contributors to this subject, including anatomists, physiologists, pathologists, and clinicians were invited to meet in the Alpine Inn at St. Marguerite, in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada, ahead of the official opening of the Congress, in September, 1954.
This book, which consists of their deliberations, forms one of the most valuable contributions to our knowledge of glaucoma which has appeared within the last few years, consisting, as it does, of papers by experts in the field together with a frank discussion by their peers. Regardless of whether there emerged any unity of opinion—and, surprising to say, there seemed to be far more agreement
Glaucoma: Reports of a Symposium Organized by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences.. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(5):750-752. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030754015