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May 18, 1929


JAMA. 1929;92(20):1693-1694. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700460049022

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The Congress of Ophthalmology  The Società italiana di oftalmologia held its fifth national congress in Rome recently, under the chairmanship of Professor Ovio of Padua. Professor Millesovich, the rector of the University of Rome, distributed the prizes awarded this year by the society, as follows: 20,000 lire to Professor Poos of Münster, winner of the Cirincione international prize by his article on "The Physiology and Pharmacology of the Organs of the Eye with Smooth Musculature"; 7,000 lire to Professor Montalti of Rome, winner of the Cidonio prize by his article on "Anterior Bigeminal Eminences in Man"; a gold medal to Professor Gonella of Pisa for didactic and scientific accomplishments, and numerous other money prizes.Professor Ovio delivered the opening address, in which he recounted the development of the society during the five years of its existence. He spoke in fitting terms in commemoration of the members who died during the

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