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October 1957

The Differential Diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma of the ChoroidChairman's Address

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Institute of Ophthalmology of the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;58(4):477-482. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00940010491001
Abstract

If one gets sufficiently old, he has just about everything happen to him eventually—some bad and some good. In the latter category I can say that being your chairman this year gives me great pleasure and happiness. It swings the balance heavily to the good side, and I am most grateful. It is bitter-sweet only in so far as perforce I must address you. The chairman customarily selects a socioeconomic, ethical, philosophical, or educational subject, but I am told that it is in order to present just a plain medical paper. This latter has been my choice.

A city slicker was buying a cow from a farmer and asked him about the pedigree of the cow. The farmer said he did not know. He then asked the farmer what the fat content of the cow's milk was, and the farmer did not know that either. The farmer said, however,

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