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January 1930

The History and Traditions of the Moorfields Eye Hospital. One Hundred Years of Ophthalmic Discovery and Development.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(1):123-126. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810030133012

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Treacher Collins has written this valuable and truly delightful book after an intimate association with Moorfields of more than forty years, during which time he served the institution as clinical assistant, house surgeon, curator of its museum and library, assistant surgeon and surgeon, and finally as consulting surgeon and member of the committee of management, a position in which he is now actively engaged.

In tracing the rise and development of the hospital, he gives the causes which led Saunders, Farre and Battley to create an institution for treatment for diseases of the eye and ear. The subtitle, One Hundred Years of Ophthalmic Discovery and Development, is well chosen, for, as he continues his story, he weaves into it a description of the development of ophthalmic science throughout the world, showing the part which Moorfields played.

Although Saunders is regarded as the actual founder of Moorfields, Farre

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