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September 1, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1945;129(1):76-78. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860350078018

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Abstract

ARMY 

PLASTIC EYE CENTERS FOR ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT  Thirty installations, twenty-nine general hospitals and one regional hospital, have been designated plastic eye centers for the Army Medical Department. All existing laboratories have adequate space, personnel and supplies, with the exception of one general hospital, and action is being taken to expand the facilities so that production can be increased at this establishment. Approximately 5,100 plastic artificial eyes were made and fitted up to June 30, 1945. In addition, the plastic eye laboratories have made conformers, eye spheres and other appliances for the eye clinics.Experimental work is still being carried on in the plastic artificial eye program. Technicians are continually endeavoring to improve and give these plastic eyes greater mobility and lessen abrasion. Three teams of officers and enlisted men who are experienced in making plastic artificial eyes are overseas, and four additional teams are now being

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