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June 1931

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(6):966-968. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820060134013


Duke University Medical School and Hospital.—Dr. William H. Wilmer, of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, attended the opening of the Duke Medical School and Hospital at Durham, N. C., on April 20, 1931, as a delegate representing the American Ophthalmological Society. We are indebted to Dr. Wilmer for the following description of this noteworthy event : "In 1865, Durham was an insignificant way-station, consisting of a population of less than 100. At present, it houses over 52,000 persons. In this town, the fortune of James B. Duke was made in the manufacture and sale of cigarets. Outside of the city limits, Duke University, with its various schools, is placed in a beautiful tract of pine-covered land of over 5,000 acres. The physical plant is valued at more than $20,000,000, and there are more than 2,000 students. April 20, the day set for the dedication of

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