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March 24, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;127(12):728. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860120044016

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Feb. 24, 1945.

A Faculty of Ophthalmologists  The Council of British Ophthalmologists has resolved that there is need for an authoritative and representative body to guide ophthalmologists through the intricate and important problems to be settled in the near future, to represent their interests to the state and to. coordinate their efforts, so that in the coming reorientation of the medical service of the country the greatest good may accrue to the people, while at the same time the interests of the profession may be preserved. Although circumstances may necessitate that changes be gradual, fundamental principles are now being evolved which will profoundly affect the medical profession and the community at large. For the ophthalmologic services the alternative is to have policies imposed by others or to establish an authoritative body able to initiate and criticize policy.Some of the immediate problems which require examination

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