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December 1967

Vascular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus With Special Emphasis on Microangiopathy of the Eye.

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Washington, DC

Arch Intern Med. 1967;120(6):751-752. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00300050107023

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This volume consists of a series of papers presented at a symposium on microangiopathy of the eye in diabetes sponsored by the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco, Dec 2-4, 1965. The participants in the symposium comprised a cross section of active investigators in the fields of ophthalmology, pathology, internal medicine, surgery, radiation biology, and physiology, whose efforts are devoted to the problem of diabetes and its complications. A dividend of this volume is the "Proctor Lecture" by Norman Ashton, MD, Professor and Director of the Department of Pathology of the Institute of Ophthalmology of the University of London, who discussed, "Oxygen in the Growth and Development of the Retinal Vessels."

The symposium proper was divided into four sections. In the first, the problem of diabetic neuropathy, techniques of fundus examination, and the relationships between diabetes and glaucoma were considered by NeWell, Davis, and Becker, respectively. Vascular

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