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January 1, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(1):43-44. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680270043019

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Spanish-American Ophthalmologic Meeting  Salamanca, the old Spanish university, was selected by the Hispano-American Ophthalmologic Society for its fourteenth meeting, September 17-20. In addition to many Spanish ophthalmologists, Professor Demaría of Buenos Aires and Professor Schaff of Strasbourg attended. One of the most interesting as well as pathetic papers was that of Dr. Mérida Nicolich on "Traumatic Pulsatile Exophthalmos with Neuroparalytic Keratitis." The audience was moved by the matter of fact description, as Dr. Mérida was describing his own case. His affliction is the result of a bullet entering the left temporal region. Mérida Nicolich also submitted another paper on "Medicosocial Aspects of Blindness in Spain." He described conditions in other countries, especially in England, where adequate training may enable the blind even to become members of the cabinet. In Spain, according to the statistics Mérida has collected, there are 36,000 blind people. With the rare exceptions of members of well-to-do

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