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December 10, 1910


Author Affiliations

Surgeon, Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital; Assistant Ophthalmic Surgeon, to University College Hospital LONDON, ENGLAND

JAMA. 1910;55(24):2027-2034. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330240005003

It is my first and most pleasing duty to express to you my high appreciation of the very great honor you have done me in inviting me to deliver this address to so distinguished an audience. It has been my good fortune to have met many of you on the occasions of your pilgrimages to the Old World. Moorfields and Vienna have long been the Mecca and Medina of ophthalmologists, and we at Moorfields are proud of the sacred fire which has been handed down to us by our predecessors. No branch of science, however, can flourish on the records of the past, and we in our turn must make pilgrimages to newer shrines, there to gather fuel to keep the sacred flame alight. I would fain believe that you in the past have learnt much from us;we too have learnt much from you. Thus in the brotherhood of science may we cement the broterhood of

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