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May 1962


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1401 Geranium Street Washington 12, D.C.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(5):693-694. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020693039

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To the Editor:  —The Registry of Ophthalmic Pathology was started at the then Army Medical Museum at the request of Dr. Harry Gradle of the Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. I was Curator of the Museum at that time and the only pathologist of a total personnel of about 20. Three, later 4, ophthalmic pathologists were sent the specimens contributed by the Army and civilians. These consultants actually thereby taught the Museum staff ophthalmic pathology. Miss Helenor Campbell, now Mrs. Foerster of San Francisco, was the expert technical assistant. Material came in rapidly, and in a few years reports on eye tumors were published in sufficient quantities to be of professional value in diagnosis and treatment.This, the first activity of the Museum outside the military, stimulated the formation of other units by specialist societies until today there are more than 25 Registries active or being established. In 1930, stimulated

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