The Wilmer Ophthalmic Institute is a worthy new member in the number of similar older institutions. Of these, the oldest and most famous is the Royal Ophthalmic Hospital in London—a hospital fortunate in the brilliancy of the men connected with it for many years, among whom the name of Bowman especially shines out with marked radiance; next comes the somewhat younger Gasthuis for Ooglijders in Utrecht, marked by the imperishable name of Snellen; the Foundation Rothschild in Paris; the Institutos Oftalmicos in Madrid and in Buenos Aires; and, last but not least, the Institute for Ophthalmic Research at Harvard founded by your countryman, the much regretted Dr. Lucian Howe, who did so much for the progress of our science in your country. The Wilmer Ophthalmic Institute will be able in time to surpass the older institutes, not only because of the great means at its disposal, but also
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