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October 13, 1962


JAMA. 1962;182(2):38. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050410134046

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Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., a national voluntary agency, is undertaking a survey to determine financial and manpower needs for eye research and areas which offer the most promising potential for study.

Dr. Thomas David Duane, professor and head of the department of ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, will direct the survey. It will include a detailed study of eye research programs and plans of all medical schools and major organizations across the country.

Dr. C. J. Van Slyke, retired deputy director of the National Institute of Health, is consultant to the project. The scientific advisory panel, now being formed, includes Dr. Signey Farber of Harvard, Dr. A. Edward Maumenee of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Francis Heed Adler of the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard L. Masland, director of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness.

The National Society for Crippled Children and Adults will hold

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