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July 1991

Affiliation Between Hahnemann University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry-Reply

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia, Pa
Washington, DC
Buffalo, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(7):912-913. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080070022005

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In Reply.  —We read with interest and sympathy the letter from Dr Gamel. We do hope he recovers from his strange fever and will start to think logically again.In ancient Egypt the priests carefully guarded the secrets of their magic so that others could neither understand nor duplicate their sleight of hand. In the middle ages, the guilds of skilled craftsmen refused to divulge the nature of their work so that there would be no competition. Before the Civil War, it was a criminal offense in some parts of the United States to teach a black man how to read and write. We would like to believe that we have progressed from those attitudes and can take a more enlightened approach to these issues.Certainly leaders of the American Academy of Ophthalmology are not suffering from strange fevers or hallucinating in the night. As H. Dunbar Hoskins, MD, recently

 Optometry, practice trends and ophthalmology's future . Argus . 1991;14:9.