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From the Archives of the Archives
April 2003

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2003;121(4):567. doi:10.1001/archopht.121.4.567

Exercises and Historical Exhibit at the St. Paul Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1901, to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Invention of the Ophthalmoscope. . . .

I.—The History of the Invention and the Development of the Ophthalmoscope. By HARRY FRIEDENWALD, of Baltimore, Md.

II.—The Life of Hermann von Helmholtz.By CASEY A. WOOD, of Chicago, Ill.

An interesting portion of the latter address was the reading of a letter from Prof. HERMAN KNAPP in which he gave personal reminiscences of Helmholtz.