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November 9, 1935


JAMA. 1935;105(19):1502-1509. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760450022005

The highway of health is lined with memorials erected to those who have advanced the art and science of medicine. Every discovery in medicine and surgery is commemorated, some by large imposing structures, others by small tablets; but to the historian every one recalls important facts, so that this avenue is life's most famous road. To the multitude certain mementoes appeal, while the specialist is particularly interested in those most closely associated with his division of the healing art.

Ophthalmologists gaze with wonder and admiration at the pyramids built in memory of great anatomists, pathologists, physicians and mathematicians but stand spellbound before the cenotaph raised in recognition of the many who conceived and developed the ophthalmoscope; with grateful hearts they approach the cluster of marble shafts memorializing the originators of the slit lamp and then pass down the thoroughfare to a few broken, moss-covered pillars placed in remembrance of the

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