The Chairman of the Section on Ophthalmology has but little to say this session, beyond welcoming you to the meeting and making some comments upon the program and plans prepared for our deliberations.
The officers have adhered strictly to the instructions given by the last session, having accepted the prescribed forty papers from the considerable number offered. It seems to me that this plan of procedure, involving as it does a careful selection, while it makes the duties of your officers more onerous, will give the most satisfactory program. We are the representative body of American ophthalmologists, and should not waste our time by unprofitable discussions or on definitely decided diseases or methods of treatment. Our deliberations should be fin de siècle and upon new or unsettled subjects, the results of original research. Opportunity is afforded at this meeting for the establishment of the authoritative opinions of American ophthalmologists upon
WURDEMANN HV. SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY. ADDRESS OF THE CHAIRMAN. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):335. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620320005001a
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