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Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:
—Your Committee in approaching the subject assigned to them, find themselves of one mind in advocating advance in this important field of preventive medicine; but can less easily concur upon the exact lines within which they deem it practicable to advise action at the present time. Located in cities of various sizes and widely separated portions of the country, the environment of each member must react distinctly upon his view of what it is judicious to attempt, for it is practically self-evident that the popular mind is but little prepared for any active steps in the matter, and that it will be very unwise to take a position too advanced to secure the indorsement of reasonable men, medical and lay. Public opinion alone can carry this project through; and even in the profession—nay, even among our ophthalmic colleagues—this opinion has still largely to be shaped.
RANDALL BA. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND CARE OF EYES DURING SCHOOL LIFE—INSTRUCTION OF TEACHERS AND SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AND LEGAL PROVISIONS. JAMA. 1895;XXV(20):846–848. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430460012001d
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