THE SECTION on Ophthalmology, initially combined with otology and laryngology, was established in 1878 and held its first scientific assembly the following year.1 Meeting virtually annually thereafter, the Section has convened under a total of 86 previous chairmen, ranging chronologically from Herman Knapp, MD, the first chairman, to A. Edward Maumenee, MD, the most recent.
In the planning and conduct of the Section meetings, each elected presiding officer has undoubtedly had most adequate cooperation from the officers and members. I am confident, however, that none could have exceeded my good fortune in the privilege of association with Robison D. Harley, MD, Vice-Chairman; Goodwin M. Breinin, MD, and Ronald E. Carr, MD, the Secretary and the Acting Secretary; Harold F. Falls, MD, and George S. Tyner, MD, Section Delegate and Alternate Delegate; and Frederick C. Blodi, MD, Representative to the Scientific Exhibits. To these colleagues and to the membership
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