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Article
April 1958

Surgery in World War II: Ophthalmology and Laryngology.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;59(4):628-629. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940050184027

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Abstract

The Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, is publishing a series of volumes on the official history of the Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II. The record of achievement which is unfolded in the present volume on ophthalmology and otolaryngology is one of which all members of these two specialties can be proud. The first 378 pages, devoted to ophthalmology, have been very capably edited by M. Elliott Randolph, M.D., formerly Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of the Ophthalmology Branch of the Surgical Consultants' Division, Office of the Surgeon General, from its activation on April 15, 1944, until Feb. 22, 1945, and again from Dec. 8, 1945, until April 1, 1946. This portion of the volume discusses both the administrative and the scientific problems pertaining to ophthalmology during the last war. The opening chapter reviews the administrative evolution of ophthalmology from 1916 until

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