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To the Editor.
—It started with a slight increase in the decibel level of the voices, followed soon thereafter by a restless shuffle of feet. One snicker was drowned by several raucous guffaws. Then suddenly it began. A rhythmic isolated applause? No, rather it was an impatient clap, clap, clap, soon joined by a rising crescendo of palm slapping palm. This to the beat of occasional stamping feet. After about 30 seconds the pitch reached its zenith then gradually subsided to a trickle.It was ten minutes past the appointed hour for the special performance of the folklore ballet to begin in Mexico City. The assemblage included faces from all over the world; however, the preponderance of "guests" name tags read EUA (Estados Unidos de American). Ophthalmologists and their families were invited free of charge as a gracious gesture extended by the performers and the Mexican Government. Highly skilled, educated,
Flom L. THE CULTURED OPHTHALMOLOGIST. Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(1):128. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040130029