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Elsewhere in this issue are abstracts of a symposium on the ocular muscles. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and organized by Dr. Morris Bender, the Symposium was held at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City in April. It aimed to bring together various disciplines that might profit from an interchange of ideas and creeds.
One cannot help but be impressed by the diverse groups reporting on problems of ocular motility. There were anatomists dedicated to the pursuit of tracts and terminal endings. There were neurophysiologists observing the ocular motor effects of stimulations and destructions of discrete portions of the nervous system. There were the neurologists, ophthalmologists, and paraclinical scientists—all with their own sets of observations, interpretations, and, too often, their own vernacular. It is an article of faith that bringing such diverse groups together will serve a useful purpose.
Symposia, unlike the standard form of medical meeting, serve
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