At the outset let me say that the books, pamphlets, atlases, portraits and other illustrations of the early history of ophthalmology in this country and Great Britain are almost entirely derived from the private collections of the members of the committee. In addition to these we are equally indebted to the kindness of Dr. Dennett, librarian of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, for a copy of the first annual report, by-laws and other interesting matter relating to the oldest of our ophthalmic hospitals. Little or no notice is taken of the numerous monographs (about one-tenth of the whole) on cataract, since Dr. A. A. Hubbell, one of the members of our committee, will address you on that important subject. Particular attention is invited to the library and other relics in this exhibit of Dr. George Frick, which we are able to present through Dr. Harry Friedenwald, by the
WOOD CA. ADDRESS ON AN EXHIBIT OF EARLY (PRIOR TO 1860) BRITISH AND AMERICAN OPHTHALMIC LITERATURE.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(19):1152–1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480450002001a
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