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March 19, 1932

The Wills Hospital of Philadelphia: The Influence of European and British Ophthalmology Upon It, and the Part It Played in the Last 100 Years in Developing Ophthalmology in America.

JAMA. 1932;98(12):1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730380091040

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To one who practices ophthalmology for the sake of ekeing out an existence, the purchase and reading of this book would be futile. But to the man who is interested in his profession, who has a pride in the development of American ophthalmology and who likes to be a bit of the yeast that ferments international ophthalmology, this book is a treat. As the subtitle says, it shows the influence of European and British ophthalmology on Wills Hospital and the part it played in the last hundred years in developing ophthalmology in America. The founding and history of the institution are taken up at length, together with a description of the old buildings and finally with the projected new building. Then there are short biographic sketches of the various surgeons who have been identified with the hospital. The instruction given by the hospital is touched on and its character is

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