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To present to you a résumé of the progress of ophthalmology during the past year, if such résumé should contemplate even a brief review of the numerous articles written, would occupy far more time than should properly be allotted to an introductory address. The omission of this formal duty by some of my predecessors has, I am sure, had the approval of the Section. An excellent review of this character by Dr. John Green, Jr., may be found in the Interstate Medical Journal for January, 1906, and a still more comprehensive analysis of the work of the year may be found in the excellent "Ophthalmic Year Book," edited by two of our most active workers, Drs. Jackson and de Schweinitz.
A pleasing feature of our last meeting was the presence with us of Professor Hirschberg, of Berlin, who gave an interesting address and who participated in the discussions of the
TAYLOR LH. WORK OF THE SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY. CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS BEFORE THE SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY AT THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, BOSTON, JUNE 5-8, 1906. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(25):1897–1898. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510520001001
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