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The author of this work has brought excellent qualifications to his task. Already a capable historian (The American Ophthalmological Society: The First Hundred Years, University of Toronto Press, 1964), he has spent his professional career at the Institute. He began as an assistant resident in 1931, rose in rank until his retirement in 1968, and continues as Consultant.
The attraction of the book extends beyond the interest of the staff and alumni, for whom it was primarily written. The Institute has played a role in ophthalmology for more than a third of a century. Members of its staff have contributed widely to professional literature, have lectured extensively, and have headed societies, sections, committees, and boards. No fewer than 12 of its alumni are at present chiefs of ophthalmology in medical schools. At least some of the individuals mentioned are therefore known to many ophthalmologists. This is not to imply that
Bruce GM. The Eye Institute in New York. Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(2):255. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040257030