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50 Years Ago in the Archives
January 2000

A look at the past . . .

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):51. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.1.51

The main conclusion to be drawn from this survey is that loss of vision in a physician, while imposing considerable difficulties, is not insurmountable, and that he should be encouraged to continue in the medical field in spite of initial hardships. . . . Aside from his surgical skill, the physician's greatest commodity in trade is his intellectual ability to interpret and correlate. This is not impaired by the loss of one sensory modality.

Reference: Kenney A, Kenney V. Blindness among practicing physicians. Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43:1054-1055.