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On behalf of the Section I am very happy to welcome you to this symposium. We have all been looking forward to it eagerly.
You may be interested to know that this is the third meeting of this kind that the Study Section has held. The first one, under the chairmanship of Dr. Jonas Friedenwald, was for the purpose of considering retrolental fibroplasia. It was a joint meeting of ophthalmologists and pediatricians, and some interesting methods of attack on the disease developed from it.
The second symposium, which was sponsored jointly by the Sensory Diseases Study Section and the Microbiology and Immunology Study Section, was held last September in San Francisco to consider keratoconjunctivitis. So far as I know, this was the first time ophthalmologists and virologists had met together for such a purpose. The papers prepared for it and a summary of the discussions have been published in a
THYGESON P. Welcome. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(4):687. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940080707013