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Book and Software Review
August 2001

The Ohio State University Department of Ophthalmology: 1929 to 1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(8):1232. doi:

Our department is especially grateful to Isaac Newton, not only for his work in spectral physics, but for reminding us always that "we stand on the shoulders of giants." Dr Makley has introduced us to some of these giants, and he has given us some of his shoulders as well.

Dr Makley's book celebrates the 70-year history of the Department of Ophthalmology at Ohio State University, Columbus, and the leaders who moved it into contemporary medicine. The endeavor was a labor of love for Dr Makley and his assistants, Robert Magnuson, MD, and Morris Battles, MD. They chronicle the evolution of medical practice in central Ohio, the foundation of Ohio State University in 1870, and the merging of the Starling Ohio Medical College in 1914 to establish the Ohio State University College of Medicine.