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To the Editor.
—It has been noted that the program for the spring meeting of the American College of Surgeons does not include a program in ophthalmology or, for that matter, in many of the other specialties represented in the college. This should not be considered as a slight to the specialties but rather as a first step in the search for priorities in the present chaotic situation of medical meetings.The spring meeting replaces the past sectional meetings which usually included a half-day or day-long program in ophthalmology. It has become apparent that the fellows were reluctant to travel any distance to attend such short programs, and attendance at many of these specialty sessions was reaching an embarrassing low. It has also become apparent that the fellows desire an in depth study of current problems such as is provided by a well-structured postgraduate course.To provide, in the
Scheie HG. American College of Surgeons. Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(6):530. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040532028